We believe in the life giving power of books. Books can transport you to another world, teach you a new language, help you find a job, build community, and nourish your soul.
Books represent an important tool for self empowerment and for understanding what is possible. They can help shape a positive, multi dimensional future.
Our libraries are composed of an average of 99 books and are selected based on the population we are serving. We provide books in a variety of languages including; English, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Kurdish, Greek and Turkish. Wherever possible, we also provide infrastructure and ongoing technical support.
Please consider donating to HADAYA’s Library Project; a single book makes a difference! For our current Wish List of books at Amazon, click here.
Working with small local NGOs that service the refugee population, we will provide and install several libraries in and around Athens and on the island of Lesvos. This is an ongoing multi-year project.
Continuing our relationship with Dharavi Girls, we will provide libraries for children’s community centers in Pune and Hyderbad. The focus of these libraries are STEM learning: science, tech, engineering and math.
Thessaloniki, Greece: 2018
Provided a small library to the ARSIS Unaccompanied Minor Shelter, for 30 boys between the ages of 12-17. Books were provided in Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, and English.
Laprak, Nepal: 2016
Hadaya ambassador, Kristian Gaylord, purchased and delivered a library of over 300 books to a remote village school, high in the Himalayas and destroyed a few months earlier by a devastating earthquake. The books will serve over 700 children.