Thursday, March 24, 2011

Maine Girl Scouts Sending Books Overseas

In Lewiston, ME, The Sun Journal reports that Local Girl Scout Troop 1626 participated recently in a state-wide Girl Scout project, collecting used books for Tanzania.

As part of the project, the members of Troop 1626 went through their bookshelves and donated more than 200 books for children in Tanzania, which will help them learn to speak English.

The primary language spoken in Tanzania is Swahili. However, the country's largest revenue stream is tourism, where English is spoken. In order for the people of Tanzania to work in the tourist industry in their country, they need to be able to speak English. Donating used children's books helps them learn the language.