Posted on August 10, 2004
Program Development Officer
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PND NPO Spotlight (8/10/04) -- Sabre Foundation
To build free institutions and to examine the ideals that sustain them.
About the Organization:
Sabre Foundation distributes new books and other educational materials to support education, private sector growth, research, and higher learning in Africa, countries of the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, Latin America, the Caribbean, and selected countries in other regions of the world. Sabre also provides Internet and related information technology training targeted to these regions through workshops in the U.S. and overseas.
Partnering with nongovernmental organizations at home and abroad for its book donation program, Sabre has donated over four million books, largely in English and valued at nearly $120 million, as well as journals, CD-ROMs, and other educational materials to libraries, universities, schools, research organizations, and other institutions in more than sixty countries. Subjects range from economics and business to computer science and the Internet to law, social science, literature, and medicine. More than forty American and European publishers participate. The library and information technology services program is twofold: Internet training workshops in the U.S. and abroad help librarians, teachers, students, trainers, scholars, entrepreneurs, and NGO personnel improve their access to information resources and their ability to use these resources effectively; in the library development project, Sabre's staff work with overseas institutions to develop library collections and technical services, focusing on classification and cataloging issues. The philosophy of institutions project explores the nature and accountability of free institutions; in that regard, Sabre organizes and sponsors international conferences, scholarly research, and publications from time to time. The economic principles project is an independent Web-based commentary on the production and distribution of economic ideas, and is read internationally by economists, journalists, managers, policymakers, educators, lobbyists, investors, and citizens.
Sabre's Web site also features an overview of the organization, a description of current programs, and a map of Sabre's initiatives around the world from 2000 to 2002.
Sabre is funded by foundations, other organizations, the government, and individuals.