WHY LIBRARIES?

Libraries are taken for granted in North America.  However in some communities, there are children and people who desperately want access to information, books, education and learning.  It is our core belief that education, particularly for children, will be the cornerstone of change in our world.  That is why Living Heart is dedicating itself to building community libraries for communities who need them.

250 Million School Children Throughout The World Cannot Read.

Why do so many children not know how to read?  Literacy is a fundamental right, and higher literacy is associated with healthier populations, less crime, greater economic growth, and higher employment rates.  Books and learning tools are desperately needed.  Because literacy and libraries build understanding, knowledge and community.  So our goal is to build libraries for marginalized communities, that are displaced and that are in desperate need of education for their children, who will one day build their community.

Living Heart, 2020