Biblioburro — Library on a donkey’s back brings books to remote villages

Since the late 90′s, Colombian primary school teacher Luis Soriano has been packing up a little library onto the back of his donkey and taking it to villages where otherwise there would be no books at all. In the early days, he had fewer than a hundred volumes. Nowadays, he has nearly 5,000.

Watch the story of Soriano and his Biblioburro. It’s really good…

(via Between the Letters, PBSGlobo)

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3 responses to “Biblioburro — Library on a donkey’s back brings books to remote villages”

  1. Andrew says:

    That burro better get petted by every kid along the way. Walking around for 8 hours a day with a library and a person on your back takes some fuerte.

  2. mich says:

    I love this. It’s people like this that give truth to the statement that, “One person can change the world”. He’s awesome.

  3. Christine says:

    There’s a very cool picture book about the Biblioburro that I’ve seen used in lesson plans for Elementary & MIddle School.

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