Select a country to view contact details and request books directly from our local office. If your country is not listed, it means we do not currently have an office there and you would need to request a shipment from the UK office.

 

Books2Africa Ghana
In partnership with Solasta Foundation International
Ant B/09 Emmanuel Street, New Achimota, Accra
0245834489 or 0540955299
[email protected]
Open Mondays to Saturdays, 9am – 5pm

Books2Africa Kenya
In partnership with The Rahul Kotak Foundation

6, Sango Court, Busia Road, Milimani, Kisumu
+254 777 733 443 or +254 776 636 333
[email protected]
Open Mondays to Fridays, 9am – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 12 noon (by appointment only) 

 

Books2Africa Jos
Atar House, Bukuru Express Way, Jos South, Plateau State
+2349099663110
[email protected]
Open Mondays to Saturdays, 9am – 5pm

 


Books2Africa Lagos
In partnership with The Prince’s Trust Lagos
19, Olubaka Street, Kiri-Kiri Estate, Lagos State
+2348055654152
[email protected]
Open Monday to Saturday, 9am – 5pm

 

Books2Africa Tanzania
In partnership with African Aid Foundation

Plot 322, Apt 102, NHC Building
Opposite Uhuru National Stadium
Wailesi Street, 
Nelson Mandela Road,
Temeke Municipal,
Dar-Es-Salam,
Tanzania

+255717682586 or +255657738190
[email protected]
Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only,  9am – 5pm; Other days by appointment only, except Sundays. 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates

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.

  • Public Book Collections Suspended: Effective today, we are suspending our collection service for book donations by members of the public in the UK. Although this will affect our book donation numbers, it would reduce the workload on our paid staff who continue to work during this difficult period to ensure the charity remains operational. This will be reviewed at the end of Easter on 14th April 2020.

  • Warehouse Volunteering Suspended: Effective today, we are suspending all volunteering work at the Processing Centre in Canterbury. This means all our UK and International Volunteers are no longer allowed to come into the Canterbury site. Although this will affect our processing and sorting capacity, it makes it easier for us to enforce government advise on social distancing and minimise the risk to paid staff who continue to work normal hours, ensuring our charity shop remains operational and shipments to Africa are dispatched. This will be reviewed at the end of Easter on 14th April 2020.

  • Online Volunteering: During this suspension of warehouse volunteering, we will be assigning all our volunteers to our Education Team to work on a variety of fundraising tasks online. To this end, all our International Volunteers are required to attend an online Skype meeting with our Director of Education on Wednesday 25th March at 9:30 am. UK volunteers who would like to join in can also email [email protected] to indicate their interest in order to receive further instructions on joining the meeting.

 

 
Finally a word of encouragement – Do not be afraid, stay safe and continue to have faith that this will soon pass. 
  • The strictest hygiene standards are being followed at our Processing Centre, with hand sanitisers, disinfectant sprays, plastic gloves and posters reminding staff, volunteers and supporters to wash their hands regularly and wipe their work surfaces.

 

  • No contact deliveries: Couriers delivering boxes to the Processing Centre will no longer require you to sign by hand on delivery. Rather, they are advised to enter your initials.

 

  • Drop-offs and tours suspended: From next week, drop-off appointments by members of the public will be suspended until further notice. Until then, staff and volunteers are advised to receive deliveries without contact and avoid giving members of the public tours of the Processing Centre.

 

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]

Thank you for your continued support and do subscribe to our coronavirus updates if you want to be remain updated.
Books2Africa UK Team

Shipping and delivering 1 million books every year
involves the following:

Volume
  • 20,000 books fit in 1 x 20ft container
  • 1,000,000 books fit in 50 x 20ft containers
  • 4 x 20ft containers shipped monthly
Costs
  • £5,000 to process, ship and clear each container of 20,000 books
  • £20,000 delivers 4 containers monthly
Fundraising Target
  • 2,000 individuals giving £10 or more monthly, or 50 corporate partners sponsoring 1 container per year. Thank you.

30%

Processing in the UK

30%

Freight from the UK

40%

Clearing and haulage in Africa

Books2Africa is a UK registered charity number 1152599