Books2Africa is a UK registered charity (1152599) that promotes ‘readcycling’ and improves the quality of education in Africa by collecting, processing, shipping and distributing quality donated books, computers and educational materials that would otherwise go to landfill. Instead, these materials equip institutions and community libraries and enable individuals to acquire knowledge and achieve their full potential in a globalised world.
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Our strategic objective is to readcycle and distribute 1 million books and 1 thousand computers every year.
Through our 80/20 fundraising model, our overhead costs (e.g. rent, business rates, utility bills, insurance, equipment costs and marketing) are funded from selling up to 20% of donated books and resources via our online Charity Shop. This means that every penny you donate goes directly towards the cost of processing and shipping the remaining 80% of donated books and resources to individuals, institutions and communities across Africa.
Thanks to our proprietary software called Books2Africa Curiosity, we provide every book donor access to a personal Impact Dashboard where they can view a detailed record of all their donated books including their status and location, the beneficiaries of each book and any impact photos uploaded by the recipient of the book.
We also collect and share Impact Photos, Videos, Stories and Reports with our supporters on our website, social media platforms and Impact Newsletter.
At Books2Africa, our ‘readcycling’ model is designed to extend the life of educational materials by preventing perfectly usable materials such as book and computers from going to recycling/landfill sites in the UK.
Our model complements the UK government’s waste strategy of reducing how much waste ends up in recycling/landfill sites, as well as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 4 (Quality Education) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
We are grateful for the individuals and organisations who sponsor container shipments of books and computers to help us achieve our mission.
Books To Africa International is a UK registered charity (1152599) and a UK company limited by guarantee (08528635).
An organisation in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2017.
We do not store credit card details nor do we share financial details with any third parties.
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