Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chalok Literacy Project

Maggie Meyer, a recent Coker Alum, is completing a Fulbright grant as an English Teaching Assistant in Chalok Terengganu, Malaysia. She would like to collect used English language books for her students -- new English books in Malaysia are prohibitively expensive.

Here's how you can help:

" [The book(s)] can be any size you want. It can be about anything you think students would like to read. Ideally, books would be fiction and appropriate for intermediate English speakers. The age range of the students is anywhere between 10-19 years old, so topics can range from fictional animals and adventures to how to gain admission to American colleges."


"Head online to www.amazon.com. From there, locate and click on the Wish List button in the top right hand corner. A wish list search bar will appear. Type in Chalok Literacy Project. You can choose from a hearty selection of books, purchase them through their secure server and select to deliver them automatically to the CLP gift registry address."

Maggie also writes:

"Caution should be exercised when sending books that include opinions on religious and political matters. These subjects are extremely sensitive in Malaysia as the large majority of the population is conservatively Muslim."

For more information, including mailing instructions please e-mail Maggie at ChalokLiteracyProject@gmail.com

For more information on Maggie's year in Malaysia, read her blog here.

Good luck Maggie!


  1. Thank you Todd! The word of mouth campaign is amazing! - Maggie

  2. Thank you Todd! The word of mouth campaign is so helpful! --Maggie

  3. Sorry it took so long to moderate the comments...Blogger doesn't send me an e-mail telling me you commented! You have a great project on your hands. Good luck with it!