Literacy Project, Inc. (GLP), is a New Brunswick, New Jersey based
and tax-exempt [501 (C) 3] organization, conceptualized
for the purpose of fostering community-based literacy
initiatives throughout the world. In a given High Literacy Cluster (HLC), our success will be measured by individuals experiencing a shift of consciousness
that dramatically and permanently alters their way of being
in the world. The organization is designated a 501c3 nonprofit organization so donations are tax deductible as allowed under law and at the advice of your tax advisor.
GLP initiative began in 1999-2000 with Dr. Olubayi Olubayi from
Kenya; Mr. Denniston Bonadie from St. Vincent & the Grenadines
in the Caribbean; Ms. Diana Dade, Dr. Thelma Tate and Ms. Sivan
Yosef from New Jersey, USA; Dr. Edward Ramsamy, originally from
South Africa; Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa from Nigeria; Ms. Kavitha Ramachandran,
an Indian-American; and Mr. Wendel Thomas, from St. Croix and
Dominica in the Caribbean. Ms. Camille Mahon (New Jersey, USA) joined the board in 2008.
initial project was the shipment of 17,000 books
in Summer 2000
to Africa. However, we have now expanded our mission
to address the Caribbean--partnering with Caribbean
agencies for community
developmnet, as well as South Asia (India) through
two local NGOs.
attracts serious participation from many people. Some participants
are motivated by the twin advantages of linking potential book
donors with potential beneficiaries and simultaneously contributing
to environmental preservation under the motto: Books for "brainfills"
Other participants are driven by a humane desire to help people in
economically poorer countries acquire literacy, education and
development. Our student participants seem to have the noblest
of motivations: global citizenship based on a much broader conception
of the globe as a diverse but unified human community.
citizenship- Matching local needs to global resources.
Global Literacy Project, Inc.
Brunswick, NJ 08903-0228
Literacy Project, Inc.
Wendel Thomas, President
Denniston Bonadie, VP–Program Development
Kendall Hall, Secretary
Joy Smith, Treasurer
Robert Ginsbeg, Trustee
Olubayi Olubayi, Trustee
Emeka Akaezuwa, Program Coordinator