Books for Baghdad
Fort Worth, Texas (Jun 12, 2020) – College-Cram.com is donating fifteen hundred one-year subscriptions for its online study site to Al-Mustansyriah University (also known as Baghdad University).
The Books for Baghdad program, begun by biology professor Safaa Al-Hamdani at Jacksonville State University, has sought to replace textbooks and other educational materials lost or destroyed by the years of economic sanctions and warfare.
Limited shipping funds have kept most of the textbook donations grounded in the U.S. until November, at least. With the fall semester starting, the staff at College-Cram.com decided to act. “Our educational materials are on the Internet, so shipping is not an issue,” said Jack Robinson, director of business development. “We were concerned about Internet access and wanted to find out if they would even be interested. We were directed to Prof. Mohammed Al-Ani in Baghdad, whose enthusiastic response was very encouraging. They have over 20,000 students and want to make our library available through their Internet center. ”
“We are really excited about contributing to this worthy cause,” remarked company vice president Rudy Lopes. “Of course we would have liked to sell the $100,000 worth of subscriptions we gave them, but we felt the impact on these students’ education outweighed any financial considerations. Would we do it again? Definitely.”
College-Cram.com, operated by The Smartacus Corporation, provides college students a 24/7 tutorial library covering the core concepts of the basic college curriculum at a fraction of the cost of a textbook. College-Cram.com allows students to study what they need, when they need it, all for only $10 per month or $30 per semester. The College-Cram.com library provides over 350 study modules for math, science, business, and foreign language with more in production. The two-year-old company is part of the Tech Fort Worth business incubator and is seeking funding to expand product development and marketing.