WHAT IS BOOKS2AFRICA?
Books2Africa is a UK registered charity that is educating people and saving the environment by collecting donated books and sending them to institutions of learning in Africa.
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. This is mainly due to a lack of books and resources.
Our mission is to improve the quality of education in Africa through the provision of educational materials that enable students to acquire knowledge and achieve their potential.
Books2Africa’s vision is a developed Africa where poverty is defeated and all children regardless of their gender or economic background can have a good education.
Instead of being pulped or sent to landfill, books and educational materials are collected from developed countries and shipped to developing countries in Africa. Books2Africa sells a maximum of 20% of donated books in order to fund its operating costs. This means donated funds from individual and corporate sponsors can go towards shipping the remaining 80% of donated books to projects in Africa. This is our own adaptation of the 80/20 rule (also known as the Pareto principle).
► Books2Africa in 30 seconds
✓ Equip public schools in Africa with books and educational materials to immediately improve the quality of education for the poorest in society.
✓ Establish and equip Community Libraries with books and internet access to serve as hubs of learning and enterprise in the poorest communities.
✓ Enable students from the poorest backgrounds to be educated and write their own stories through scholarships and publications.
► The journey of a book
“Your organization's support of our outreach program with children at Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp is greatly appreciated.” – BOOKimpact project, Nigeria.
“Children in the school now have library time which they enjoy immensely. Community children too have started using the library for reference books.” – Nodi Trust School, Zambia.
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SCOPE OF IMPACT
In addition to the thousands of books shipped to Africa, the number of African countries that have received book donations from Books2Africa represent the broad scope of our work. So far, we have donated books to projects in the following 15 African countries:1. Cameroon 2. Ethiopia 3. Ghana 4. Kenya 5. Liberia 6. Malawi 7. Morocco 8. Nigeria 9. Somalia 10. Somaliland 11. Tanzania 12. Togo 13. Uganda 14. Zambia 15. Zimbabwe
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