E-Reader Project

Africa
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The METHODIST GLOBAL EDUCATION Fund is supporting a revolutionary project: The “E-Reader Project”.

Professors and students at the Gbarnga School of Theology used to spend time and money copying passages from textbooks because they do not have enough books. Many books were ruined or badly damaged during the civil war in the country. Now, thanks to a partnership between the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD), the school now has 100 electronic books.

The e-books are loaded with theological texts, Hebrew, Greek, systematic theology, pastoral care, psychology, research, leadership, references, math, physical science and military science. Students now can use the money they previously spent on copies for living costs. School officials say additional benefits of the e-reader are that it does not require the Internet and has a long battery charge.

With the savings in printing, copying, and shipping they are creating a local fund to provide e-readers for the new students.

WITH YOUR HELP, much more can be done. To learn more about this project, visit www.UMCereader.org

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