61 million children
cannot read or write after finishing school - UNESCO
BOOKS IMMEDIATELY IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION
Books2Africa is a UK registered charity (Number 1152599) 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 and works to improve the quality of education in African institutions of learning.
According to UNESCO, more than 50% of students who go to school in Africa will not be able to read or write properly after finishing school due to the poor quality of education they receive. Books immediately improve the quality of education for the majority of African institutions who have no access to electricity or the internet.
At Books2Africa, our mission is to improve the quality of education in Africa through the provision of books and educational materials that enable students to acquire knowledge and achieve their full potential in a globalized world. We fulfill our mission with the generous support of donors, volunteers, sponsors and partners across the world.
What we all have in common at Books2Africa, is a passion for developing Africa and a belief that education is key to defeating poverty and transforming Africa. We envision a developed Africa where extreme poverty is eradicated and all children regardless of their gender or economic background can have a good education.
HOW WE WORK
WE WORK TOGETHER WITH DONORS, VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
BOOKS2AFRICA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2012 BY 4 AFRICANS WHO CAME TO STUDY IN THE UK. THE FOUNDERS BECAME THE FIRST TRUSTEES OF THE CHARITY.
Executive Director of
THANKS TO THE VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME AND EXPERTISE AS TRUSTEES
👤 Dr Aaron Berko 👤 Dr Bala Modi 👤 Mr Tolani Alli 👤 Mrs Karen Nash 👤 Ms Joey Chong 👤 Mr David Kasule
THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS WHO SPONSORED CONTAINER SHIPMENTS OF BOOKS TO AFRICA
OTHER STRATEGIC PROGRAMMES
WE SEEK PARTNERS TO WORK WITH US IN DELIVERING OTHER SUPPLEMENTARY PROGRAMMES
Africa On Air
Africa On Air is a series of video interviews with authors, academics, experts, entrepreneurs and influential personalities who have a passion for Africa and who support the work of Books2Africa. These 30 minutes videos feature discussions and debates on current issues concerning Africa, with each episode focusing on a problem and highlighting potential solutions.Learn more.
Many primary and secondary school students especially in rural parts of Africa have to walk for hours to get to school daily. School Line is a new Books2Africa initiative which aims to provide buses that would transport school children to and from school free of charge. School Line Buses would do a school run for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening after school hours.Contact us to learn more or partner on this programme.
Disabled People's Scholarship (DPS)
In Africa, an estimated 60-80 million people are living with disabilities. These individuals are largely marginalized and stigmatized by society. They are often not given priority in many important aspects of life such as education. Books2Africa partners with the International School of Disability Studies (ISDS) to provide people with disabilities (PwD) in Africa with scholarships that enable them obtain an education.Contact us to learn more or partner on this programme.
The learning environment is an integral part of the learning experience of students. With classrooms that often have no desks, windows or roofs, many students in Africa learn within environments that pose a risk to their health and safety and rob them of the joy of learning. SchoolFix aims to meet the infrastructural needs of academic institutions in Africa. Partner with us and let's fix some schools by renovating classrooms, building libraries and providing electricity and computers.Contact us to learn more or partner on this programme.
Books by African Authors
Many African writers struggle to publish and get their books sold globally. Books2Africa supports the research and literary publications of African authors through the Books From Africa platform. Any author of African decent or their publisher who want to promote their book can contact us to be listed on the Books From Africa web page and be promoted to our vast network of supporters. Books are reviewed before being added to the page.Contact us to learn more or partner on this programme.