Instead of paying an entry fee visitors will be invited to donate money in support of UNESCO’s Forest Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) – a literacy project in South Sudan, where ILAB booksellers help UNESCO to set up school libraries and thereby bring books to the people where they are really urgently needed. In South Sudan 70 % of all adults and 84 % of all women are illiterate.
By raising money for the people in South Sudan at the Paris Fair as part of ILAB’s worldwide celebrations on 23 April, the French booksellers give an impressive sign of support to ILAB’s and UNESCO’s initiative to raise funds to buy books for South Sudan and to raise the awareness of the importance of literacy for everybody in our modern world.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THE FRENCH BOOKSELLERS FOR JOINING US!
April 2016 – For immediate release. Pictures: ILAB, UNESCO, the Organizers, Wikipedia