More Field Trips Ahead!

Consider signing up for our next field trip. Our charity benefits the local community while helping needy children abroad.  Through our local Field Trip and Environmental Programs, we involve U.S. school children in breaking the cycle of poverty,… Read More

Reconstructing Destroyed Schools

We are concentrating on efforts to find sponsors to fund our ongoing humanitarian disaster relief operations throughout the Philippines. As the instituted action agency of the Philippine Government that rehabilitates, on a continuing basis, deprived public schools that… Read More

Welcome Class Field Trips

This week we hosted students and parents for a tour of our headquarters facility at Concord, California. BOOKS for the BARRIOS, Inc. offers a field trip opportunity that builds the self-esteem of students by empowering them to reach… Read More

Our low overhead has been confirmed

Books for the Barrios has been certified by the “Charities Under 1% Overhead” organization!  This is a testament to the effiiciency of our charity.  An independent audit shows that our overhead costs are below 1%.  We are committed… Read More

The significance of Typhoon Haiyan

Sadly the Philippines are often impacted by natural disasters.  A recent Washington Post article counts over 300 disasters in the last 20 years.   This makes the challenge of helping school children even more difficult.  Still, Books for… Read More


BOOKS for the BARRIOS is dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world by promoting peace and fighting poverty through education. Do your part by helping us make a difference this summer. From donating to volunteering,… Read More

April 2013 Newsletter

So, in case you’re unfamiliar, BOOKS for the BARRIOS has been around for 30 years. In three decades, the all-volunteer children’s charity has built over 10,000 libraries around the world, primarily in the Philippines, in hard-to-reach barrios and areas of conflict. Our… Read More

November 2012 Newsletter

BftB is the premier post conflict resolution agency with a thirty-year record of emergency education development work in the areas contested by the former insurgency group based in southern Mindanao. The former governor of North Cotabato, Manny Pinol,… Read More

October 2012 Newsletter

“BOOKS for the BARRIOS works closely with American military combat forces that are engaged in the global war on terrorism (poverty.) We support our troops in the world’s conflict areas by sharing our resources to support their local… Read More

July 2012 Newsletter

  … a project of the heart fighting poverty and promoting peace through education Gallery World-class professional training for the principal Fashion show girls launching Keesa’s Library  BftB National Model School “School-in-a-Garden” Program Fun learning in one of 1,400… Read More