Echo holds the strong belief that literacy is a foundational component of democracy. We promote literacy through our Books Beyond Borders initiative which encourages international understanding and action on behalf of others. Charlotte students collect gently used and new books to furnish libraries for children around the world. To date, libraries have been created at Ningyuan Middle School in China, the Beit Tzipora Centers for Ethiopian Children in Israel, Lexington City Schools in North Carolina and The Echo Children’s Library at Nkondo #1 Primary School in Rwanda.

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