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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Food Security, Liberia
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Library Book Distribution
ADC implemented the largest book distribution in the history of Liberia through the “Million Book March for Literacy,” supported by a grant from USAID’s African Education Initiative. ADC distributed nearly one million new and used books to 1040 schools in all the counties of Liberia. These books were shipped from the United States to Liberia in in 30 shipping containers in 2007-09. The books include a wide range of American school textbooks of all levels- primary, secondary and college- as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias, novels and general interest non-fiction books in areas such as health, business and computer science. Each primary school receives 500 books, while secondary schools receive 2000 books. Shelves and librarian training for 3400 teachers were included as well. USAID considers the program a model for book distribution that should be replicated elsewhere.