Albuquerque, New Mexico – From Books to Brilliance (FBTB), a local 501c3 nonprofit, receives a $10,000 gift from The Dr. Seuss Foundation.
Founded in Albuquerque in 2008, FBTB is an all-volunteer organization that partners with groups in the USA, Central America, and Africa to establish and strengthen libraries in impoverished villages. “In countless areas of the world children learn to read, but without access to books, they don’t read to learn” says President Kim Covill.
The Dr. Seuss Foundation recognizes FBTB for creating and growing more than a dozen village libraries in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Kenya, and indigenous New Mexico. All resources are purchased in the target countries benefiting local economies as well.
This generous gift enables FBTB to grow its mission and install the RACHEL digital library system in a few locations. “RACHEL (Remote Access Community Hotspot for Education and Learning) can go anywhere in the world and wirelessly deliver free digital educational content to nearby tablets, laptops, or smartphones with no internet or data plans required” says nonprofit World Possible.
Additional funding and volunteers would enable FBTB to expand our mission to other communities in need.
Please contact FBTB for more information.