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        Wednesday, March 21, 2007
        One for the road
        Take a book to Ethiopia every time you go there. A simply brilliant idea. This is one of those ideas that make you say, "Darn! How come nobody thought of it before?"

        We, Ethiopians, take a lot of stuff from and to Ethiopia when we travel in and out of the country. Dina at CoffeeChilliSun has a witty post about it for those who don't know the complex phenomena of shipping for free Ethiopian-style.

        Imagine if each of us take a book for charity! Well, now it is possible and there is no excuse. Here (in Amharic) is the detail.

        The main idea...

        Every year hundred of thousands of Ethiopians arrive at Bole Airport. If every person brings in a book, hundred of thousands books will be available in the country. Take a book for donation when you go to Ethiopia. If you are not travelling to Ethiopia in the near future, ask somebody you know to take your donated book. If possible, donate high school or collage books. If not, send novels. Starting on March 1, 2007 there will be a container at Bole Airport. After you drop the book in the container, then go greet your relatives (it really says that!) You can even donate the book to your old school. We just urge you to take a book for a student in Ethiopia.

        Help Ethiopia read!

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