BENEFITING: INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION ASSOCIATION INC
Guyana is the only English speaking country in South America (located between Venezuela and Suriname on the Atlantic coast) and International Celebration Association a 501c(3) has been working in the country planting libraries in remote villages for the past 10 years. We locate a library in either a small building or inside a school or community center depending on availability. These villages are located along the river systems in the county and most do not have electricity so reading is critically important to the population. Our cost for collecting books in the U.S., shipping to Guyana and having our full time staff of three transport between 200-500 books per library is $3,500 per library. We have already installed over 180 libraries in these remote villages but hundreds more villages remain to be served by a library of any kind.