Return Books to the Mountains
For the past few years, our friend group developed a tradition of bringing along books for the children, inhabitants of the mountainous regions of Georgia, whenever we hiked there.
The number of readers and the outcome of this initiative yielded in different regions made us consider expanding this project. At the beginning of 2022, we established a group “Mountainous Books”. Since then our group has been growing and has gained many loyal supporters.
One pressing matter triggered the creation of this group: there are no bookstores available in most of the mountainous regions of Georgia. Consequently, modern literature and the latest translations of foreign books are out of reach for the children residing in mountainous regions. We are trying to bridge this gap.
We ask the children to provide a list of desired books in advance. Additionally, we select further interesting literature for them. We have already fulfilled the requests of more than 700 children from Svaneti and Lechkhumi regions, and Akhmeta municipality. Besides, we try to help small schools expand their libraries with the addition of modern literature. We have already managed to deliver books to 30 school libraries.
The vision of our group is long-term. We aim to cover the entire mountainous Georgia. We can no longer afford to fund this initiative with our resources, thus we decided to take part in the “Orbeliani Meti” project.
We are starting the campaign “Return Books to the Mountains” to acknowledge that many prominent authors were raised in mountainous regions and that trees as paper materials often are sourced in the mountains.
We believe that your support of this campaign will bring our plans to perfection.
Let’s give the children, residing in the mountainous parts of Georgia as many books as possible, introduce them to characters they have not heard about or had the opportunity to meet yet.
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