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Just one person really can make a difference to the lives of others.

Required to complete a mandatory project for her senior year at Appoquinimink High School in Delaware, 18 year old Mankappr Conteh decided to make her project one of action rather than just words.

Having visited her parents home town in Sierra Leone when she was just nine, an awareness of the difference reading and education can make to the lives of others was instilled into Mankappr at a young age.   Intent on making a difference, she has decided to build a library in the elementary school that her father attended as a child.   “Project Equal Access” has already accounted for the delivery of 18 boxes of books to the Sierra Leone Muslim Brotherhood Primary School to hold for its new library.  Fundraising is earmarked to construct and ship supplies to the new school library as well as install a computer with Internet access to enable access to greater information.

By providing a library with educational resources, Conteh hopes that the students will be able to independently learn, for no extra cost, what they need and want to.”

Read more about Mankappr’s efforts in the MiddletownTranscript.com    It’s quite an inspirational story for this, the National Year of Reading!



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