The founders of Books2Africa who travelled from Nigeria to the UK for their university education, started the charity using their pocket money. Without any government funding or grant, the charity has had to develop an operational model that is environmentally and financially sustainable, without depending heavily on public financial donations. The charity also created the 1 Million Books Club for individuals and corporate sponsors who sign-up to donate funds on a regular basis to support the charity in reaching its goal of shipping 1 million books to readers across Africa annually.
Individuals and organisations who donate books, computers or other educational resources are required to either drop-off/deliver their resources to our Processing Centre or fundraise and contribute a collection fee to cover the cost of a courier collecting the items from their address and delivering to our centre. On arrival, donated items are processed to ensure only relevant items in good and working condition are ready for shipping to Africa.
Individuals and organisations in Africa who are in need of large quantities of books or educational resources are required to complete our online Shipment Request Application to be reviewed for approval. We do not approve individuals who are book sellers or middle men. Requests which are approved are required to fundraise and contribute a shipping fee to cover the cost of processing and shipping their approved items to a sea port in the African country where they are located.
Individuals and organisations in Africa who only need a few books or educational resources can visit a Books2Africa Distribution Centre in their country (where applicable), where they can browse and select books from available titles and are required to fundraise and contribute a distribution fee to cover the cost of customs clearance, local haulage and warehousing. We currently have Distribution Centres in 4 African countries.
The intervention was very timely. Prior to now we had very few books. Now we have a standard resource centre. We are indeed appreciative of the kind gesture from books to Africa.
Our charity decided to fill a container with educational resources to send to the 22 primary schools we support in Northern Malawi. These schools are poorly resourced; the children are taught in English yet some have no reading materials at all. The books will greatly enhance the teaching in these schools. The pupils are so excited to have many books with illustrations in them , they are now eager to read.
Use our secure donation form below to donate any amount towards our fundraising campaign to ship 1 million books to Africa every year.
Books can change a person’s life. Why aren’t more people having access to this tool that can change their lives? We need to change our culture and attitude toward books, this is just my small effort to make sure students develop a reading habit.
يدرك العالم جيدًا أن القارة الأفريقية لا تزال تواجه صعوبات في مجال التعليم ، وهو عامل مشترك في عدد كبير من المناطق في بداية التحول الديموغرافي أو السياسي أو الاقتصادي أو في خضمه. في إفريقيا ، ينعكس هذا الاتجاه بشكل خاص من خلال معدل الأمية المرتفع بشكل غير طبيعي مقارنة بالمتوسط العالمي ونوعية التعليم التي تترك الكثير مما هو مرغوب فيه.
Le monde n’est pas sans savoir que le continent Africain souffre encore et toujours de difficultés en termes d’éducation, un facteur commun à un grand nombre de régions en début ou en pleine transition démographique, politique ou économique.