When making your donation, please include the Project Name under the donation memo. Projects to support:
- Coloring Book Project
- Girls' Project
- Picture Dictionary Project
Your donation supports:
- Printing the books & teacher training guides
- Conducting teacher training sessions
- Paying our artists & translators
Please click HERE to visit our website.
What is Books Unbound?
Picture-Based | Informal | Culturally Specific
We cartoonize communities and design learning content to address the following objectives:
1) Vocabulary development / conversation building
2) Basic problem solving skills
3) Platform for creativity to overcome trauma
Books Unbound partners with local NGOs established in the camps to develop a network of local teachers and distribute the curriculum. Upon implementation, a teacher curriculum guide and training sessions will be provided for the local teachers to give alternative and innovative teaching methods.
Background: (see video HERE)
Books Unbound was informally developed to address the needs of a small group of Rohingya refugees who fled persecution in 2015. Separated from their families, they traveled from Myanmar by boat for two months before landing in southern Thailand. They were arrested while hiding in the jungles and taken to a temporary shelter. Few learning materials were available to them and none were relatable or relevant to them. Sophie worked with the Rohingya and other volunteers to create a Rohingya specific picture-based ESL curriculum. A culturally sensitive illustration fostered more engagement. Books Unbound was born.
Since then, Sophie has been traversing the globe to connect with Rohingya friends throughout the States and all over Asia to learn their stories.
You can read about her stories HERE.
c/o New Horizons Foundation
5550 Tech Center Dr STE 303, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
IMPORTANT: If mailing a donation, please make it payable to "New Horizons Foundation" with memo "Books Unbound"