Raul Lemesoff’s Weapon of Mass Instruction
In 2009 Efren Peñaflorida was named CNN’s Hero of the Year by creating mobile “pushcart classrooms,” karitons filled with books and other school supplies, that bring education to poor children in the Philippines. Now a man in Argentina wants to follow his noble ways.
Artist Raul Lemesoff transformed a 1979 Ford Falcon, a model used as military tanks during the 70s, into a roving library. Equipped with about 900 books, he roams the streets of Buenos Aires, educating his community through the sharing of literature.
Raul hopes to eventually take his “book tank” beyond the borders of Argentina and spread peace through knowledge to different parts of the world. Here’s an interesting video of Raul and his Arma De Instruccion Masiva (Weapon of Mass Instruction).
[Hat tip to My Modern Met]