Books2Africa is a UK Registered Charity (1152599) that is committed to reducing environmental waste in the UK and improving the quality of education in Africa through the collection and distribution of books. Founded in 2012 by four African students during their time studying in the UK, the organisation now has Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
We set out to provide quality higher education at an affordable price in an environment where cost is the greatest hindrance to higher education, And access to the resources Books2Africa provide has contributed towards that.
The books helped fill our new library. We had an almost empty library that children were eager to read in. The books helped fill the shelves and now children are enjoying them on a daily basis. This project is helping increase our reading levels.
With the availability of these books, the institution now has an added advantage in the community as it’s impact is better felt. Community members who have wished to be part of this institution but for fear of their inability to meet the needs of required books to enable them succeed, can now register themselves knowing that the institution’s library is at their disposal.
Although book donation programmes do not address the infrastructural problems facing many institutions in Africa, they deliver hard copy books to millions who are hungry to learn – and learning is ultimately what is most important
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A quick update about what Books2Africa is doing in response to these uncertain times caused by the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and supporters. Key to this is following government recommendations closely. Thankfully no suspected cases of COVID-19 have been reported amongst our staff and volunteers. Our Processing Centre in Canterbury is still operational and well stocked with the enough books and resources to ship to Africa.
Please read our updates below on steps taken to minimise the risk to staff, volunteers and supporters.
We appreciate your understanding as the situation evolves and reassure you that we will take necessary steps to ensure your safety whilst trying to also fulfil our charitable objectives. If you need any support or advice, you can send us an email [email protected]
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Books2Africa UK Team