Angkas Travelling Bookstore
We want to bring locally published books closer to different communities in a cross country bookstore caravan. Tara na, angkas ka dito! Maglalakbay tayo!
A Reward Project by Rey Bufi
We want to bring locally published books closer to different communities in a cross country bookstore caravan. Tara na, angkas ka dito! Maglalakbay tayo!
A Reward Project by Rey Bufi
PHP 119,200.00
raised of a Php 200,000.00 goal
25
Backers
Concluded

What is Angkas?

Angkas verb: to give someone a lift.

 

Who We Are

Angkas Travelling Bookstore is a social enterprise whose mission is to promote the ingenuity of Filipino authors and publishers by bringing their works closer to communities across the country.

  

What We Aim To Do

We have made it our mission to shorten the gap between local publishers and consumers by bringing the books closer via travelling bookstore. We want to help create a culture of reading among FIlipino communities. 

 

Where We Want To Do It

Angkas Travelling Bookstore will make its way to provinces across the Philippines. We will be staying for weeks at a time per location.

 

Our Activities

Angkas @ the park - book selling, poetry reading, and storytelling for kids
Angkas School Caravan - book selling, authors meet, storytelling for kids and training for teachers
Angkas Academy - various art related training workshops

Angkas Gives Back - buy books to donate 

Why We Are Crowdfunding

Our travelling bookstore will not be complete without the physical bookstore. We are utilizing the help of crowdfunding so we would be able to purchase a second hand APV vehicle along with the customization for bookstore setup.

 

Our Why

An NBDB (National Book Development Board) study concluded that from 2007 to 2012 there was a continuous decline in readership among adults 18 years old and above. One of the widely known problems is the access to reading materials due to the lack of bookstores and libraries in areas outside of urban centers as well as some publishers’ inability to comply with bookstore or retail outlets’ requirements, most notably, on the trade commission agreement which results in the absence of a number of titles in bookstores to name a few.

Moreover, it was determined that the prime reason for declining book sales in the local industry was the lack of awareness of locally-published books.

 

Behind Angkas

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Rey Bufi or Kuya Rey is a storyteller, inspirational speaker, trainor and founder of The Storytelling Project (TSP), a Non-profit organization which aims to spark hope, inspiration and imagination through storytelling. He have tirelessly crossed rivers and excitedly conquered mountains to reach remote communities – to bring our own brand of happy learning. He has given storytelling workshops for more than 1000 volunteers, students and teachers. He has reached more than 3000 kids from Camiguin Norte Babuyan Islands, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Benguet, La Union (Luna, Burgos, San Fernando), Baguio, Pangasinan (Dagupan and Sison), Tarlac,Manila, Cavite, Bicol, Cebu (Bantayan, Santander, Cebu City), Bohol, General Santos City,  Siargao, Leyte, Samar, Zamboanga to Patikul Sulu. He also conducted Parenting Seminars to different provinces. He is also the sectoral representative for storytellers in the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY).  He is currently starting a Mobile Bookstore called Angkas Travelling Bookstore, a social enterprise with the mission of bringing locally published books closer to Filipinos in urban and rural communities.

 

Fringe Benefits

Percentage of our proceeds will benefit The Storytelling Project (TSP), a non-profit organization which aims to spark hope, inspiration and imagination through storytelling; to make reading an enjoyable experience for children; to start a reading habit; and to instill the love of reading and learning in all our TSP kids. We’ve tirelessly crossed rivers and excitedly conquered mountains to reach remote communities – to bring our own brand of happy learning. Follow TSP at https://web.facebook.com/TheStorytellingProject/ to know more.

 

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PHP 119,200.00
raised of a Php 200,000.00 goal
25
Backers
Concluded
Basic Sponsorship
PHP 500.00 OR MORE

You will receive an Angkas Travelling Bookstore notepad and a thank you note.

Limited: 2 out of 1000 claimed
Sponsor a teacher
PHP 1,000.00 OR MORE

Sponsor a Storytelling Workshop slot for one public school teacher or community work volunteer. If you woud like to sponsor for a specific person, please send us the name, location and contact number. We will release workshop schedule once minimum number of participants have been met.

Limited: 13 out of 400 claimed
Attend a Workshop 1500
PHP 1,500.00 OR MORE

Reserve a slot for yourself or for a friend to attend one Storytelling Workshop session. We will release workshop schedule once minimum number of participants have been met. 

Limited: 2 out of 300 claimed
Attend and Sponsor
PHP 2,200.00 OR MORE


Reserve a slot for yourself to attend one Storytelling Workshop session and sponsor a Storytelling Workshop slot for one public school teacher or community work volunteer. We will release workshop schedule once minimum number of participants have been met.

Limited: 1 out of 300 claimed
Sponsor a Storytelling Session
PHP 5,000.00 OR MORE

Sponsor a Storytelling Session in NCR. If you woud like to sponsor for a specific group, please send us the name, location and number of the contact person. We will release session schedule once minimum number of participants have been met.

Limited: 2 out of 40 claimed
Sponsor a Storytelling Session
PHP 10,000.00 OR MORE

Sponsor a Storytelling Session in the provinces. If you woud like to sponsor for a specific group, please send us the name, location and number of the contact person. We will release session schedule once minimum number of participants have been met.

Limited: 3 out of 20 claimed
Sponsor a Workshop
PHP 15,000.00 OR MORE


Sponsor a Storytelling Workshop for public school teachers and/or community work volunteers in NCR. If you woud like to sponsor for a specific group, please send us the name, location and number of the contact person. We will release session schedule once locations have been planned.

Limited: 0 out of 15 claimed
Sponsor a workshop
PHP 25,000.00 OR MORE


Sponsor a Storytelling Workshop for public school teachers and/or community work volunteers outside NCR. If you woud like to sponsor for a specific group, please send us the name, location and number of the contact person. We will release session schedule once locations have been planned.

Limited: 2 out of 10 claimed
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