Ms Alexandra Kieffer

Honorary Trustee

Alex recently completed her Joint master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) and University of Marburg (Germany). After she completed her internship at the Books2Africa Processing Centre in Canterbury, she continued volunteering with the charity. After completing her studies, Alex secured a job as a Junior Consultant for Public Affairs in the area of government relations. Additionally, she attended an international mediation competition in Paris and conducts mediation training, while also working as a project manager in a mediation organisation.

She joined Books2Africa as a Logistics intern, getting to work and acquire experience in different operational aspects at the charity’s UK Processing Centre, supporting fundraising activities at the charity shop and promoting Books2Africa at different events such as the London Book Fair, the Frankfurt Book Fair and Africa Writes.

Alex is passionate about intercultural relations, addressing root causes of conflict, organising and managing projects and interacting with people.

Basketball is and always has been a passion for Alex as well, and she enjoys exploring different countries and cultures.

Master of Arts, Peace and Conflict Studies (Joint International program), University of Kent, School of International Relations and Political Science, Canterbury, UK and Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
September 2017 — October 2019
Masters Thesis: Transitional Justice within Mediation

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Economics, Department of …, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
October 2014 – July 2017

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Ethnology, Department of …., Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
October 2013 – July 2014

Academic Skills
Writing
Reading
Editing

IT Skills

MS Office applications
Word
Excel
Power Point
STATA
SoSci Survey

Other Skills

Mediation & Negotiation
Project Management
Public Affairs

Language Skills

German
English
French (Basic Knowledge)

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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