Materials Donation Activities and Partners Overseas
Life of a Shipment
Activities and Partners OverseasSabre Foundation's book program benefits scholars, students and school children around the world in countries in transition by providing educational materials which would be otherwise unobtainable. Sabre's book donation program has expanded from programs in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to include programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Ghana, Grenada, India, Liberia, Mongolia and South Africa. To date, Sabre has shipped over three million books to over 50 countries. A map of Sabre's world-wide programs, focusing on book donation activities is available here.
Sabre solicits donations of books, journals and educational materials. More than 200 publishers, as well as numerous scholars and institutions have donated new texts and special collections. (Tax incentives exist for some donations.) To find out about how Sabre sends books and other education materials overseas, please see Sabre's "Life of a Shipment".
In each country where it is active, Sabre has established a partnership with a nongovernmental organization that distributes the donated materials. These partners are also responsible for conveying the book priorities of their countries so that Sabre can solicit materials in relevant fields. Sabre sends only those books that partner organizations have chosen, ensuring that the texts are relevant to recipients. A report of Sabre Foundation's shipments that are currently en route or recently arrived in-country is also available on this web site.
Partner organizations distribute the materials through countrywide networks of schools, universities, libraries, research institutes, and hospitals. In this way, thousands of institutions and hundreds of thousands of individuals have obtained books through Sabre. Partners maintain computerized distribution records and are experienced in managing the receipt of shipments, minimizing difficulties at customs.
Country Focus: The following is a sampling of reports and photo essays resulting from Sabre's various book donation and training programs.
- Feasibility Study for a Book Donation Program for Algeria
- Training Algerian Librarians: A brief history of Sabre's efforts in Algeria and a report on librarian training
Sabre's efforts in Bosnia:
- Restocking Libraries, Restoring Hope: A Report on Sabre Foundation's Book Program in Bosnia & Herzegovina
With: A Photo Essay: Visits to Sarajevo and Tuzla June 15 - 22, 1997
- Visit to Sarajevo: July 16 - 20, 1996
Assisting Tibetan Refugees in India:
- A Brief Report on Receipt and Distribution of Books Donated by the Sabre Foundation to Tibetan Schools in India
Setting up a new program in Liberia:
Follow-up after a Sabre book donation shipment in Mongolia:
- Photo Essay: Visit to Mongolia: May 1 - 8, 1998
- Sabre-Svitlo Foundation, 1998 Annual Report
Article: "Sabre-Svitlo" Cooperation with American Book Donors and Distribution of Books in Ukraine "Newsletter for the Book Chamber of Ukraine", Volume 16, Number 10, October 1997.