Books empower kids in Ethiopia

An Anonymous Patron contributes “this article from the Christian Science Monitor about a reading center created in Ethiopa with the help of a North Dakota church. Despite the good news, the future of the center is not a certainty.

From the article: ‘Gebregeorgis Yohannes, using $20,000 raised by the First Presbyterian church in Grand Forks, N.D., along with 15,000 donated books, started an education foundation and converted his house into the reading center. The center operates much like a public library, except books aren’t loaned out. The children read indoors at tables, with the overflow taking their books outside in the courtyard. They read in English and in Amharic, Ethiopia’s major language.'”