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One Man’s Trash – The Power of Words

By February 28, 2017Video

Working nights in the wealthy districts of Bogota Colombia José Alberto Gutiérrez collects the books that he finds thrown out with the rest of the rubbish and brings them to his home in southern Bogota where he has created The Power of Words, a library for the slum residents and those who live in the poorer parts of the city.

José began by bringing home a few books a night in his backpack and soon had enough collected together to open a library, now he receives donations from the locals and has created a safe place for children to do their homework, away from the dangers of drugs and gangs that are rife in the vicinity. Take a look at the video of José’s work and what he has managed to achieve with his Power of Words project.

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