BOOKS for the BARRIOS, Inc. is a not-for-profit California corporation run by volunteers that collect school English reading books and educational learning aids in the United States and deliver them to remote barrio public schools throughout the Philippines. UPDATE: We are now accepting only monetary donations for Typhoon affected families and for the rebuilding of schools and libraries. We are no longer accepting any material donations of any kind.
BOOKS for the BARRIOS, Inc. has developed an efficient organization of volunteers who turn each dollar of financial support into $100 worth of educational materials placed directly into the hands of the teachers and students most in need.
BOOKS for the BARRIOS, Inc. also provides professional teacher training programs to advance instructional technology of the national educational delivery system. Selected severely deprived public schools are transformed and maintained as world-class learning institutions to set the national standard.
BOOKS for the BARRIOS, Inc. organizes U.S. schoolchildren to participate as a humanitarian service project. The corporation is the largest of its kind working in the Philippines, having brought a chance for a brighter future to 10,000 eager pupils each week for the past twenty-eight years.