IBBY Appeal for Japan
On 11 March 2011 a quake of 8.9 magnitude struck the seabed east of Japan. This caused a huge 30-foot Tsunami to crash into the eastern coast killing thousands of people as it swept away boats, cars, schools, and homes. Yet to come was the damage caused to the nuclear power stations causing widespread evacuations.
IBBY will work with JBBY to support the EHON project in the Iwate Province.
Since the "3.11 Ehon project Iwate" began, nearly 100,000 books have arrived at the Morioka City Central Civic Centre. Most of these donations have now been unpacked and sorted and volunteers have been delivering books to the children of the disaster-stricken areas. Local volunteers have been using the books to read to the children. Books and volunteers have also been going to the smaller evacuation centres and temporary housing sites.
Many libraries, day-care centres, and other facilities for children were destroyed, making it difficult for the local public services to house books. In order to deliver books and reading services to children in more remote areas, the “Ehon Car” project was initiated.
Distribution is the biggest problem for the volunteers working with this project.
The Ehon cars are smaller than the regular-sized bookmobiles, which are very expensive to maintain. These large bookmobiles are not suited to the needs and conditions now found in the disaster area. The Ehon cars are mini bookmobiles that can be driven by volunteer staff and are relatively inexpensive to maintain and fuel. Furthermore, they can reach places that the larger bookmobiles cannot reach.
Visit www.ehonproject.org/iwate to read more about the activities and progress of the project.
IBBY is appealing for funds to help operate these lifelines. Each Ehon car costs USD 30,000 to run and maintain. To donate funds, please use our safe site on the donation page: Donate today. Mark your donation IBBY-Japan Appeal.
Help us to help the children of Japan.
To read more go to Children in Crisis Project Japan 2011
IBBY Appeal 2010 for Pakistan
In September 2010, IBBY launched an appeal to collect funds to help the children of Pakistan whose lives have been drastically affected by the recent flooding.
IBBY Pakistan, based at the Alif Laila Book Bus Society in Lahore, has set up a project to visit children in the refugee camps and the remaining schools – often the same place – taking books, stories and games to help them deal with their situation.
To read more go to: IBBY Children in Crisis Project Pakistan
To donate funds go to: IBBY Children in Crisis Fund
Donations given by country (as at 20.12.2010)
Australia: USD 250
Mexico: USD 1,000
Palestine: USD 200
Slovenia: USD 50
Switzerland: USD 1,470
UK: USD 90
USA: USD 475
A further USD 15,000 was given by the Katherine Paterson Family Foundation.
Sincere thanks to all those who have given so generously.
IBBY Haiti Appeal 2010
The 2010 appeal for funds to support an IBBY Children in Crisis Project in Haiti has been growing slowly.
By the beginning of March IBBY has received nearly USD 42,000!
We thank all the donors who have give so generously.
Donations given by country
Australia: USD 730
Belgium: USD 1,140
Canada: USD 8,450
China: USD 12,500
Colombia: USD 500
Indonesia: USD 1,000
Iraq: USD 1,970
Ireland: USD 65
Japan: USD 3,900
Rep. of Korea: USD 3,100
Mexico: USD 500
Palestine: USD 500
Spain: USD 700
Sweden: USD 3,500
Switzerland: USD 1,250
Turkey: USD 450
UK: USD 20
USA: USD 5,650
IBBY would like to thank the following generous major ongoing donors
who are funding our regular projects around the world:
The Asahi Shimbun
Nami Island Inc.
Hideo Yamada, Yamada Bee Farm
Paterson Family Private Foundation
If you would like to make a donation to IBBY for one of our activities,
please read further to see how to do it.
You have two options:
Donate directly to IBBY. You can use the IBBY website for credit card
payment for donations in USD or make a direct bank transfer.
Donate via the National Section in your country. Many National Sections
are able to receive donations on a tax-exempt basis. They will transmit all
donations to IBBY.
The programme Children in Crisis is aimed at providing support for children whose lives have been disrupted through war, civil disorder or natural disaster. Currently IBBY is supporting projects in Southern Lebanon, Gaza and Colombia. Further projects are planned for Guatemala and Northern Uganda.
A strategic meeting will be held in Biga, Turkey in May to start planning the future of school and rural libraries that are starting to get underway within Afghanistan. With the IBBY National Section in Iran, based at the Children’s Book Council, IBBY will hold a four-day colloquium in Turkey under the title Children's Books, Bridges between Nations. Guests and speakers are invited from international IBBY, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, as well as key people involved in reading, libraries, and the ministries of education in Afghanistan.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, who has promised to match funding – dollar for dollar, euro for euro – your donation to the IBBY Fund for Children in Crisis will be doubled!
To help sections in less developed or economically depressed countries, IBBY operates a Solidarity Fund to help under-funded sections.
Please indicate for which activity you would like your donation to be used:
• IBBY Children in Crisis Fund
• IBBY Solidarity Fund
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