The World is Just a Book Away is supported by professionals and students on its Advisory Board, Board, and Ambassadors, and Partners, whose expertise ranges from education and technology, to finance and strategy.
Many of our key supporters include Nobel Peace Prize Winners Muhammad Yunus, Desmond Tutu, and Shirin Ebadi, Queen Noor of Jordan, Liam Neeson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Yo-Yo Ma and Dr. Jane Goodall.
You can view our individual projects by clicking here.
Donor generosity at work has launched projects leading to:
- 27,000+ Children
- 50,000+ Books
- 49 Physical Libraries
- 26 Parent Libraries
- 2 Mobile Libraries
A WIJABA Library is a fully-equipped library filled with 500+ local language books, English books, maps, World Wildlife Fund endangered animal photos, puzzles, and more. We build libraries where we can partner with the communities to ensure the long-term sustainability of the library and where we can make a deep, lasting impact.
A WIJABA Parent Library is a collection of 50+ books hand-picked by local parents. Book topics range from traditional cooking recipes to sustainable agriculture to creative parenting advice. This initiative was launched in response to requests made by parents who would drop off their children at school and then wait until the children have finished school to take them home.
A WIJABA Mobile Library is a van filled with books that are delivered to schools in regions designated by the local governments as red zones due to natural disasters. The books are then rotated between the schools so that every few weeks the schools have a fresh supply of books.
Judith Reading Room Libraries
A Judith’s Reading Room Library is a collection of 100+ English books that exists within a WIJABA Library. WIJABA partnered with Judith’s Reading Room to provide English books to all WIJABA’s Libraries and Mobile Libraries, while also fulfilling the children’s great desires to learn and practice their English skills.
ABOUT OUR PROJECTS
The World is Just a Book Away launched in Indonesia in 2009 and has since launched projects and programs to reach 27,000+ children. WIJABA currently operates in Sidoarjo, Indonesia (site of the world’s worst mudflow disaster); Padang, Indonesia (site of the devastating tsunami and numerous earthquakes), and Bali, Indonesia. In 2012, WIJABA will begin working with children in Mexico.