Mr Chumang Sango

Director of IT

Chumang is a computer engineer, software developer and entrepreneur. He is passionate about computer science and the use of technological innovations to improve efficiency and accountability in business and governance in Africa. He is an expert on web design and development of applications using PHP.

At Books2Africa, he designs and maintains the website and web applications used in managing administrative tasks, sorting donated materials and logistical planning, tracking and fulfilment. Chumang manages the charity’s Microsoft Refurbisher programme, ensuring that all donated technology such as laptops, computers, phones and tablets are refurbished according to industry standards – securely wiping data and providing data wipe certificates. He also advises on technical projects involving organisations such as Integral LED.

Chumang has an MEng in Computer Systems and Software Engineering from the University of York. He has worked as a software and PHP developer with firms such as Syngenta, Wisebusiness and Convertize. He is also the Founder and CEO of Clugton Technologies, an Information Technology consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations determine what technology they need and the best way to implement it. Together with his team of dynamic and talented specialists, Chumang delivers outstanding services, full cycle integration; implementation and training that meet and exceed the needs and expectations of unique clients such as BME Concern, Wudy Industries, The Transmission Company of Nigeria and the FCTA Call Centre in Abuja Nigeria. His Masters dissertation focused on how to improve accessible learning by optimizing subtitling for online lectures.

Chumang is passionate about the use of IT in education and enjoys training others.

University

MEng, Computer Systems and Software Engineering
The University of York, Yorkshire, 2012

University Foundation Certificate
Cambridge Arts and Sciences (CATS) Canterbury, 2007

Academic Skills

Reading
Writing
Research
Editing

IT Skills

Microsoft Office
Web design, HTML, CSS, Javascript
Web development, PHP
Graphic design, Adobe CC
Digital Advertising

Other Skills

Project Management

Language Skills

English
Hausa

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

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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