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Textbooks for Students
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Community Name: Akpro-Misserete
Country: Benin
Volunteer(s) Name: D Truitt
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Minnesota
Funds community contributed: 5, 065
PPCP #: 680-091
Year of project approval: 2003
Projects started in Benin 2003 (5).
Gouka Well Construction, Malanville Sports Center, Revitalizing Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Training Center, Textbooks for Students, Water and Hygiene Education
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Other Projects in Benin (21).
Abomey Secondary School Renovation and Addition, Ballin' in Benin, Construction of Food Processing Center, Craft Workshop for Women's Local Language Literacy School, Girl's Leadership Camp, Girls Leadership Camp, Girls' Internships, Gouka Well Construction, Library Book Project, Library and Computer Center, Literacy Initiative, Malanville Sports Center, Program for the Eradication of Informality Among Artisans, Rent the Books, Revitalizing Agricultural - Animal Husbandry Training Center … further results
State Flag of Minnesota.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from Minnesota (20).
Melissa Albert, Bicycle Repair Class, Borino Community Education Center, Bring a Buddy Volunteer Campaign, Doug Claycomb, Craft Workshop for Women's Local Language Literacy School, Ula Cutten, Thomas Drake, Educational Center, Nick Henry, Irrigation Initiative, Dale Jensen, Dale Jenson, Matt Jones, Lynnea West … further results
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Info about the Textbooks for Students

In the community of Akpro-Misserete, only 30% of the 1200 students at the Akpro-Misserete Secondary School (Middle School) have textbooks. Textbooks are simply too expensive for students. Students without textbooks face major obstacles in trying to succeed in their studies. The community has identified the need to resolve this problem by creating a "rent the books" program. Through this program, funding will allow the community to purchase textbooks in English, biology, math and physics and then, through the library, rent the books to students for use in their studies. The committee, composed of the school's director, President of the Parents Association, a professor, student, accountant and librarian, will oversee the direction and ongoing operation of textbook rentals in the future. Rental fees, which will be implemented on a sliding scale, will provide income for future replacement of textbooks and purchases of new editions as necessary. The community contribution to this project includes funding from the Ministry of Education as well as the school itself and the local government. Additional funds are needed to make the initial purchase of textbooks. 680-091

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