1999-2005 News Highlights

Global Literacy Project Acknowledges New Jersey Congressman Donald M. Payne’s Advocacy On Africa

Saturday, October 22, 2005.- At the opening of the Newark Museum’s newest exhibit on Africa, Global Literacy Project executives and Rutgers volunteers took the opportunity to acknowledge and thank 10th District Congressman Donald M. Payne, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on International Relations, for his advocacy on African issues. Congressman Payne has both sponsored and authored legislation for a variety of positive changes in Africa.

2005 Make-A-Difference Day Walkers Brave Rain To Help Children

Saturday, October 22, 2005.- The Make-A-Difference Day Walkathon collected books and raised funds to help establish children’s libraries for two AIDS orphanages in Africa as well as supporting a New Brunswick (New Jersey, USA) teen center.

Olubayi Olubayi and Denniston Bonadie Inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame for Their Service to Humanity

Saturday, September 24, 2005.- Global Literacy Project co-founders, Olubayi Olubayi and Denniston Bonadie, were honored by the Rutgers University African-American Alumni Alliance (RAAA), by being inducted into the RAAA Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 24, 2005. Also inducted (left to right) were Randal Pinkett, Leonard Bethel and Alfred Edmond. More…

GLP Sends 32,000 Books to Malawi

Saturday, September 17, 2005.- The Global Literacy Project with the help of Rutgers students from the GOYA Project and the Mkadawire family, sent some 35,000 books to the land locked nation of Malawi in southern Africa. The books range from elementary school level to university.

Most Malawians rely on subsistence farming, but the food security situation is precarious and the country is prone to natural disasters of both extremes – from drought to heavy rainfalls – putting it in constant need of thousands of tonnes of food aid every year. Within this context, funds for the purchase of books are scarce and so GLP intends to make several contributions over the next three years.

GLP Helps Create New Library at Mason Hall Government School on the Island of Tobago (Caribbean)

February 2005.- The children at Mason Hall Government School were the happy and excited participants in the opening of a of a brand new library.

Put together by GLP supporter Ms. Jane Young-Anglim, the library is part of GLP’s commitment to provide access to library resources for every child on the small Caribbean island (part of the dual island nation of Trinidad and Tobago).

Rutgers Students Join Global Literacy Project’s 2004 Walkathon To Draw Attention To the Plight of Devastated Grenadians
October 2004.- This year’s “Walk for Literacy” was aimed at raising awareness of literacy issues and struggles in local New Jersey communities as well as internationally. Locally, GLP intends to supply books and resource materials to the New Brunswick Teen Center.

The Caribbean country of Grenada was the focus of international reflection because schools and libraries in Grenada were recently devastated by hurricane Ivan.




New Jersey Organization Pitches In To Help Tobago Schools

10-14-2004.-An effort to establish academic resource libraries and multimedia laboratories in two dozen Tobago schools over the next four years was kicked off recently by GLP.

With Trinidad and Tobago Consul General Harold Robertson on hand, the initiative was launched in a ceremony at Rutgers University’s Livingston, N.J., campus. To start the project, a shipping container with nearly 20,000 books and 10 computers will be sent to Tobago to help establish four new libraries. More…