Apologies for the corny title as titles have always been my waterloo, but at any rate, it’s fairly apt.
AklatangPambata.org, a Quezon City based NGO whose goal it is to establish libraries across the country, is run by Troy Lacsamana, a multi-awarded librarian and among the recipients of the top 5 HSBC Volunteers in Person last October 2005 by Hands on Manila.
He first contacted me last March 5 as a respondent to my Free Websites program after it was posted on the Portia UP sorority maillist, which I also did as part of that program.
Technically it was fairly simple affair of registering the domain, setting up wordpress and transferring the contents of their previous blogspot address to the .org site, which version 2 thankfully allowed.
Here it is now in default Regulus theme trim, pending alterations:
The good news is, visitors have started coming, with at least 40 real people a day. I know that’s low, but considering we’ve not really done much to promote it, that’s not bad.
It also adds credence to a theory of mine, that most people really want to volunteer for things like these and are just looking for ways to, hence my decision to start the Free Website program (ok ok I’ll make a page on this website for it soon). Healthrightsforall.org is another example, although its been impeded by the lack of time the owners have to work with me on it.
Anyway, you can help spread word of Aklatangpambata’s efforts by promoting it via your blog or site if you have one. Here’s the Feedburner Buzzboost link. Paste this on your blog’s sidebar and it’ll show the latest 5 or so posts with a link:
Other than that, a good ‘ol blogroll link will do as well.
That is, of course, unless you’d really wanna help, by donating cash or your time. Here’s how to get involved.