For Immediate Release
Contact: Janine Gregor
U.S. Virtual Assistant Uses Virtual Skills to Help Establish a Library in Swaziland
(Manatee County, Florida, USA – February 8, 2010) Janine Gregor, owner of Your Virtual Wizard, http://www.YourVirtualWizard.com a virtual assistance company that works with small business owners to promote services and products online has teamed with the Media Specialist at Buffalo Creek Middle School in Palmetto, Florida to collect 1,000 Pre-kindergarten to fourth-grade children’s books to establish a library in Swaziland.
The Swaziland National Library Service (SNLS) initiated a partnership with the African Library Project (ALP) http://www.africanlibraryproject.org in 2008 to develop primary and secondary school libraries throughout
Gregor, whose virtual assistance business specializes in public relations, article marketing and blog set-up for small business owners states, “I wanted to do something that would make a positive impact both locally and globally. It is my hope that by establishing this library in Mbesamandla Primary school in Swaziland, an African child might be inspired to continue his/her education beyond the primary years. Having successfully promoted events through online research, email marketing and press releases for my own small business customers, it seemed reasonable that I could achieve the same goals for this event.”
According to the African Library Project resource statistics, “Less than 40% of the population makes it to secondary (high) school.” Gregor states, “These statistics are staggering to me. My child’s middle school library offers state-of-the-art learning facilities while the
Gregor continues, “Most U.S. families have books which their own children have outgrown. Our book donation program reinforces the benefits of recycling while at the same time sets an example to our students as to how we really can help less-fortunate children in other parts of the world. We can do this one book at a time!”
Book donations can be dropped off between now and March 21st in the school lobby or at the Buffalo Creek Middle School Media Center. Call 559-492-7348, email email@example.com or visit http://www.YourVirtualWizard.com for more information.