FAR is happy to announce that Ayo! has launched #AdoptALibrary, its biggest project ever. Born from the vision of dedicated Teach for Armenia fellows, the project aims to raise funds to rebuild and refurbish libraries at 17 rural Armenian schools.

While most of the schools already have a dedicated library space leftover from the old Soviet days, they’re mainly now just falling apart due to mold and leakage, and rotting, decrepit books. These particular teachers wanted to take change into their own hands and make an effort to update and refurbish their school libraries with the goal of ultimately sparking their students’ interest in and curiosity for reading.

“Ayo! is very excited to be part of this initiative and to support each of the fellows who are living and teaching in these communities,” said Laura Gevoryan, Ayo! Program Director. “By providing them the resources they need most to rebuild their libraries, we are ultimately empowering them to better help their students gain an improved education.”

Libraries will be created in the Lori, Tavush, Aragatsotn, Armavir and Shirak provinces of Armenia, as well as one in Artsakh. Each will receive the most valuable and necessary resources, including books, bookshelves, tables and chairs, etc.

A love of reading can make a massive difference in the life of a child. Support #AdoptALibrary today.