LTG MDA/D Pat O'Reilly, Jamie Zvirzdin, and U.S. Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Tom Armbruster in front of the Wellness Center. September 2012.
Last month I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of three-star Lieutenant General Pat O'Reilly, and he brought up the possibility of starting a volunteer program for personnel on Kwajalein, where many people who work for the military wish to help the local Marshallese population but aren't quite sure how.
I suggested that personnel wishing to be Reading Volunteers could purchase the finished books from The Unbound Bookmaker Project from Amazon.com (the books are sold at-cost) and go read to a classroom of students, raffling off copies, teaching the students how to care for books (many of whom have never owned a book in their life), and showing the students how to create little 8-paged books out of a single sheet of paper. See these little books from the Majuro Cooperative School as examples.
While I still edit science books and help kids create stories, I've moved my focus to writing fiction and non-fiction stories. See more at www.jamiezvirzdin.com.
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