The SchoolBOX Indigenous Library Project aims to equip Indigenous communities in Canada with educational resources such as Indigenous reading material and libraries.
According to AFN, only 39% of reserve schools in Canada are equipped with libraries, and over 50% of reserve communities are without a school. Building on our ten-year track record of educational programming, we want to equip leaders in Indigenous communities here in Canada to empower their children through education.
SchoolBOX is a registered Canadian charity with the mission of "Making Education Possible" for boys and girls around the world. We have been working since 2006 in Nicaragua, the second poorest country in Latin America, to build schools and libraries and provide children with the school supplies they require to complete their primary education. We have built 93 schools and 73 libraries in Nicaragua to date, and equip 18,000+ children annually with school supplies. Since 2009, we have led groups of Indigenous youth to Nicaragua to help build a school, and learn more about their own Indigenous culture in order to share it with others in an empowering way. Our long term vision for this program has always been to encourage these Indigenous youth leaders to take their experiences in Nicaragua and apply it to their communities back home.
Together, we can make sure each girl and boy can access a basic education!