ABOUT US

Leading Through Reading is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building, restoring, and supporting community libraries and educational centers in vulnerable communities. Many individuals within these communities are hindered by inaccessible education and technology, leading to illiteracy and a gap in technological understanding and innovation.

We believe education is a human right. Yet, many individuals are hindered by illiteracy and inaccessible education.

We believe education is a human right. Yet, many individuals are hindered by illiteracy and inaccessible education.

The mission of Leading Through Reading is to join in hand and hope with communities in developing countries and impoverished areas to combat the ongoing education issues, by building and supporting libraries and educational centers. Libraries and educational centers serve the needs of the community in providing assistance and guidance with education, health, and family life. They can be a common ground for a diverse population, a partner for teachers, and a support network for students, both young and old. We strive to provide a safe space where dreams are nurtured and goals are realized.

Through our mission, we target three areas:

 

education

We focus on promoting educational opportunities and access to resources to alleviate poverty and reduce inequity.

technology

We seek to promote cross-cultural learning by narrowing the digital divide.

community

We lift up the voices of the communities where we work, driven by their vision in making sustainable change.

Projects

 

Founangue Library

Founangue Library

Maroua, Far North Region, Cameroon
LTR began construction of its first project, the Founangue Library, in 2013. Since its opening, the Founangue Library has been a meeting point for ...

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Founangue Computer Lab

Founangue Computer Lab

Maroua, Far North Region, Cameroon
Recognizing the significance of technology in driving economic growth, Cameroon has encouraged the ...

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Future Projects

Future Projects

Bunbong, Ghana
The people of the Bunbong community are natives of the Komba tribe, a group of people from the Northern Region of Ghana with communities scattered ...

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OUR TEAM

Alexis Wangmene

Alexis Wangmene

Founder and President - Born in Cameroon, Alexis came to the U.S. at age 14 when he was given the ...

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Thiery Bray

Thiery Bray

Director of Projects, Cameroon - Thiery grew up in the North of Cameroon, as the second youngest of six. He attended school ...

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Francois Enyegue

Francois Enyegue

Local Board Director, Cameroon - Originally from Maroua, Cameroon, Francois received degrees in ...

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Alexandra Wilcox

Alexandra Wilcox

Co-Founder & Executive Director - Alexandra M. Wilcox is a San Antonio, TX native with a degree in ...

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Beth Buford

Beth Buford

Vice President of Board - Beth Buford graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Education. After college, she played ...

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Iliana Sotiriou

Iliana Sotiriou

Secretary of Board - Iliana Sotiriou is a member of the original founding team of Leading Through Reading. A Houston native, Iliana ...

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Steve Tchiengang

Steve Tchiengang

Director - Steve Tchiengang left his home of Douala, Cameroon in 2004 to pursue basketball and ...

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April Freitag

April Freitag

Treasurer of Board - April Freitag is a philanthropist and passionate global humanitarian who actively engages in international ...

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COMMUNITY

See Where We Are Active

We envision the Maroua library to be the first of many and look forward to working with other communities in Cameroon, Ghana, and beyond. The Leading Through Reading community of supporters extends across the United States. Together, we grow and build. Please join us at any of our events!

Upcoming Events

LTR Online 3rd Anniversary Fundraiser

A fundraiser to raise the awareness of current youth literacy in vulnerable areas of Cameroon and worldwide.

Global June 1 - 30, 2015

Rocky Dawuni at Grand Performances

Join us in celebrating Ghanaian music and promoting the Bunbong library project.

Los Angeles, CA August 1, 2015

Vanderbilt Commodore Fundraiser

A fundraiser to encourage youth participation in LTR.

Nashville, TN August 8, 2015

Giving Tuesday

An online fundraiser to promote global giving. Learn more at http://www.givingtuesday.org/

Global December 1, 2015

Our Partners and Supporters

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