Friday, November 13, 2009
A Very Special Bookmobile
Luis Soriano takes books to the children of La Gloria, Colombia each week by donkey, a program called "Biblioburro" or Library Donkey. Some of the children use the books to do research for their homework, others just want to read for pleasure. He says by bringing the children books they learn about their rights and duties, and that in turn, teaches them to say no to war. This story truly hit home for me because James, Paloma and I hosted Martha Lucia Giraldo from the organization Witness for Peace in our home this week. She spoke at Bridgewater State College on extra-judicial killings in Colombia.