Regular readers of this blog may be familiar with our “Bead to Read” program but for those who are new to the site, let me give you some background.

ASSET depends on donations from several partners to make its work possible. However, in addition to this, we also have a program called “Bead to Read” where we

purchase beads, made from recycled paper by women in Uganda, specifically those from low income and low education backgrounds, to give as ‘thank you’ gifts to donors in the US who have donated at least $10 to the organization in order to encourage donations.

Until recently, these beads were delivered plain. Now however, thanks to the creativity of the ASSET team, they come with a tag bearing some facts about the state of higher education in Africa as well as some information about ASSET and the “Bead to Read” program. Take a look.