About Library in a week
Library in a Week is a non-profit organisation founded by Sultan Akif dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by empowering some of the most under-served youths in the world through education and economic opportunity. Sultan and the team at Library in a Week is deeply and personally invested in this mission as we come from backgrounds of personal hardship and can relate to the struggles of the students we are empowering.
We have two main programs (1) Build 100 libraries around the world with 37 complete in 10 countries so far largely self-funded by our founder's personal funds. This program has been active since Sultan ventured into a village in Nepal four years ago that changed his life. He was a child who could not afford any books and that is why we are creating 'spaceships' where dreams can fly in the far corners of the world where humanity is sometimes fighting for simple existence and dreams need a space to flourish and grow. The deep commitment of the local community in each build is hard to describe - sincerity and joint purpose has it's own magical positive energy which takes over and the videos will capture some of this for you.
(2) [NEW PROGRAM called Project Lighthouse] To sponsor the post-secondary education of 100 students leaders (aka 'Lighthouses') who have the capacity to empower thousands in their community in the future. The four sub-programs include Lighthouse Scholarships (to pay for their post-secondary education and any credentials needs), help them become excellent leaders through Lighthouse Life Skills Curriculum (through a carefully designed mentoring program featuring of the most senior and kind corporate leaders and educators in the world, help them become fluent in English and professional communication through Lighthouse English Curriculum and help them setup global 21st century businesses to break the cycle of family poverty once and for all through the Lighthouse Business incubator. We have 1 youth already in this program and will be growing it to included 99 more!
This organization is razor focus on driving real change. The mission is simply too personal for the team involved to do it any other way!