1001 Books for Aceh
I can't say that I'm a big fan of Starbucks and their café society, but then I do drink Sumatran coffee
at home. That the McCoffee chain sells several varieties of shade-grown, Fair Trade, and organic coffees
is to be applauded
, although not all agree
Starbucks and some friends of Jakartass are involved are in the following worthy appeal:The December 26 earthquake and massive tsunami had a devastating impact on both the people and economy of Indonesia's Aceh Province and parts of Northern Sumatra. The immediate need for short-term assistance and aid is quickly shifting to the need for help with reconstruction and long-term recovery. Education, among many other issues, is now a big priority.
1001buku community with the support from Starbucks Indonesia will launch a program to assist the recovery process and create positive changes in Aceh by providing access to quality readings for children through non-profit children libraries owned and managed by the local volunteers.
You are cordially invited to a Press Conference to discuss the launch of 1001buku untuk Aceh Program in Jakarta, on Tuesday, 5 April 2005, at Starbucks Pasaraya, Blok M, at 03.30 pm.
Please confirm your attendance by contacting Lilis by email.
1001buku untuk Aceh would like your esteemed organization to be with us through the Campaign and help us deliver more books and educational toys to foster a new generation of children who will be able to fulfill their dreams to build Aceh some days.
Help for the Nisa and Simeulue earthquake victims is pouring in, though not without difficulties