Books of Joy

Empowering children in underserved communities to achieve their full potential through education.


Who We Are

Books of Joy is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN 47-5365321. Our mission is to empower children in underserved communities to achieve their full potential through access to education. Our organization is entirely run by volunteers. All your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We are a for-purpose organization with the vision to provide the opportunity of education to every child in the world.

What We Do

We partner with local communities to provide books, school supplies, scholarships, create educational programs and establish learning environments to promote literacy. Our current efforts are in South Asia region, supporting schools in the villages of Nepal.


Why We Do It

Everyone remembers the first book they ever read. From Dr. Seuss to Curious George – there is something so special about picking up a book and reading it from beginning to end. The ability to get lost in a story, get to know and love characters, and learn about places you’ve never been before – books and education have a lasting impression on us all.

Most people in developed countries are lucky to have access to schools, the ability to have resources to further their education. For many in developing countries education is a luxury, something so valued but sadly not accessible to everyone. With poverty on the rise, unsettling crisis and bad living conditions, underdeveloped countries are not able to put education as a priority. Children who have the desire to learn, read, socialize with kids their own age are robbed of these opportunities due to a lack of schools in their community. There are those who dream of being a doctor, nurse or even a teacher, but without the economic resources to build new schools or rebuild the ones that were destroyed by natural disasters, the possibility of pursuing their dream becomes lost along with their hope of creating a better future for themselves.

Who wouldn’t want to give back to these children? Who wouldn’t want to be a small part of these children’s bright future and success? Education is lacking, but their spirit and desire to learn is alive and well. This is why we are driven to support these children and give them an opportunity to achieve their dreams.

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    Nelson Mandela
  • Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

    John Dewey
  • The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

    Malcolm Forbes
  • An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

    Benjamin Franklin
  • Education is the movement from darkness to light.

    Allan Bloom
  • Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

    George Washington Carver

Why Education

Education lights every stage of the journey to a better life, especially for the poor and the most vulnerable.

Education’s unique power to act as a catalyst for wider development goals can only be fully realized, however, if it is equitable. That means making special efforts to ensure that all children and young people – regardless of their family income, where they live, their gender, their ethnicity, whether they are disabled – can benefit equally from its transformative power. Education empowers girls and young women, in particular, by increasing their chances of getting jobs, staying healthy and participating fully in society – and it boosts their children’s chances of leading healthy lives. To unlock the wider benefits of education, all children need the chance to complete not only primary school but also lower secondary school. And access to schooling is not enough on its own: education needs to be of good quality so that children actually learn. Given education’s transformative power, it needs to be a central part of any global development framework.

  • Educating girls can save millions of lives
  • Education is vital to eliminate malnutrition in the long term
  • Education enhances job opportunities, helping households to escape poverty
  • Education empowers women to overcome discrimination
  • Education is indispensable in strengthening the bonds that hold communities and societies together
  • Equal education boosts economic growth
  • Education is part of the solution to global environmental problems

(Credit: Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO)

Get Involved

Please contact us to get involved and partner with us in fulfilling a child’s dream, one child at a time.

Make a Donation

Books of Joy operates on charitable contributions from people just like you. Your donations help us expand to new countries and build impactful programs all over the world so we may continue to reach children and provide them the opportunity of education. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible and when it comes to shaping our world’s future, every penny counts.



Our organization is completely run by volunteers. We have many opportunities to volunteer online or in-person. So it does not matter where you live in the world, please contact us for more information. If you are travelling to Nepal and would like to volunteer in-person, please let us know.

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