Global Scholarships - 1st stop is India!
List of books in our Science Library currently on the move!

The music of the primes

Frightening light

Feuilles d’exercices Geometry

Feuilles d’exercices Calcul

La neige et la glace

The magic globe

Now I know all around me

Fun with simple science

Are we alone?

Exploring space

Rocks and fossils

Ships and cranes

The usborne complete book of the microscope

 Le monde des particules

World of the elements

The lives of Galileo

The lives of marie curie

Mes super experiences

Ciel et de l’espace

Le grand livre de l’astronomie

La terre, une plantete active

Roches et mineraux 

Le petits ecologists

Le prodiegieux de la nature

The young astronomer

Fossil detective

Encyclopedie de la prehistoire

Doing what scientists do

Everybody has a body

100 science lessons

What is the world made of?

What lives in a shell?

The magic school bus

Baby whales drink milk

From tadpole to frog

What makes a magnet?

Sunshine makes the seasons

Where are the night animals?

From caterpillar to butterfly

Germs make me sick!

Switch on, switch off

Big tracks, little tracks

Energy makes thing happen

You’re aboard spaceship earth

The moon seems to change

All about electricity

The young scientist series

Books in Transit

Sunday
Jul012012

Science Library on the Move

On 27 June, in Boston University Brussels, greenlight for girls launched yet another dynamic initiative to join communities around the world that have demonstrated a need for science books for children

The project itself was made possible by the generous donations of English and French books, as well as several educational toys for girls ages 8 – 15. Ultimately, the goal of this initiative was to inspire a child to be curious and start thinking about science.  This was truly a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate that science is everywhere in everything we do. Not only, was science truly redefined and rediscovered, it also enabled the creation of bridges in our international community, linking one community to another.   Ideally, the book exchange provides a learning experience for both the donor and the recipient in another part of the world.  By donating books to their peers living in more impoverished countries there is benefit on both sides of the world.

A passionate group of greenlight for girl’s volunteers in Brussels sent the books and educational toys to Cameroon, while another group in the United States sent books and educational toys to India

The books were collected from the girls attending a Greenlight for girls event. The Girls are encouraged to choose a book that they read (or would like to read) that they think would be meaningful to a contemporary in the developing world.  This is an opportunity for girls to consider the information they would like to share with their peers.

The girls made personal inscriptions written in the books, such as, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams, ” in order to give the science books a personal and encouraging touch. All the volunteers involved in this project aim to expand it by spreading the world around the globe that “the future is full of possibilities”.

Greenlight for girls would like to thank Boston University Brussels for their generous support to ship the books for the launch of the g4g Science Books on the Move initiative.

What are “science” books?

Remember – science is everywhere!  Consider children of all ages and from different parts of the world – what could science mean to them?  It’s the land of discovery, curiosity and fun.  Any book that engages a child to the wonders of science, math, engineering and technology – and any related field – is a gift that they will treasure.  If you need ideas, let us know!

Here are some examples of titles of books that we’ve just sent: 

The music of the primes

Feuilles d’exercices Geometry

Frightening light

Feuilles d’exercices

The magic globe

La neige et la glace

Now I know all around me

Ciel et de l’espace                                       

Have a look at the full list of titles on your right ---------------->

Where are the libraries?

As we develop partnerships in various parts of the world, we will identify library needs for children.  At this moment, we have partners in the Cameroon and in India who work with orphanages and educating children in less-advantaged communities.  For these type of organisations, their “science library” is a central room in their school or facility in which all the children can borrow books when needed.    If you have a potential partner who could benefit from a science library, please let us know.

How can you contribute?

 There are a number of ways in which you can donate books that you may have or those that you may want to purchase and send to a library in another part of the world.

 - You can get ideas from this Amazon wishlist and in fact, you can order on-line and they will be sent to greenlight for girls’ Headquarters

 - You can keep a look out for the next greenlight for girls event coming near you.  At the registration desk, we will have a donation box ready for your gifts!

 - You can contact us at any time and we can arrange to get these books from you.