THE PEACE LIBRARY & RESOURCE CENTER

On 21 September 2013, remedy the Center for Peace Education (CPE) will launch a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a public library, The Peace Library, in Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia. Upon completion, the new library will feature space for children and community members to meet, socialize, and learn.

CPE believes that education and the promotion of a reading culture through making available space and reading materials on topical issues to Liberians will go a long way to mitigating future conflicts. The CPE library project will provide a safe place to learn, to conduct research, read, write, and gain computer literacy, with an emphasis on peace education and conflict resolution skills, attitudes, and knowledge. Children will also be able to use the library to do their school assignments.

Construction of the Peace Library will require building materials such as cement, sand, crushed rocks, steel rods, nails, wood planks, zinc, wire, wheelbarrows, pipes, electrical, plumbing, and paint as well as tremendous physical labor.

The estimated outstanding cost of the Peace Library is one hundred thirty-three thousand one hundred nine dollars ($133,109.00) and you can make a difference in our fundraising efforts.

Your tax-deductible contribution will help immensely. No amount you contribute is too small. Any amount contributed will be spent wisely, transparently, and directly towards the project. Documentation of expenditures will be available quarterly and upon request.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution on this website by clicking the “donate” tab or writing a check payable to Center for Peace Education, Inc.

Here is an overview of how your money will be used:

Building Materials $92,896.00 USD
Labor $32,513.00 USD
Fees $6,000.00 USD
Land (Acquisition) $1,700.00 USD

For further information on the library project or on how you could make a tax-deductible contribution, please do not hesitate to contact CPE at: info@ peaceedu.org