Padre Pio College of Health and Allied Sciences

The performance (of students) improved as the students are now able to have access to a better equipped learning atmosphere with up to date reference materials. Hence their ambitions and hopes are being fulfilled through this generous support from Books2Africa.

2 May 2019

Books received

1,058 books

Students benefiting

200

Teachers benefiting

36

Community benefiting

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Project coordinator

Gervas Odilo Shayo

Condition of books received

Good (4/5)

Relevance of books for students

Very Useful (3/3)

Relevance of books for teachers

Very Useful (3/3)

Are books equivalent to the ones received, available to purchase locally?

Yes

Average cost per book if equivalent books were to be purchased locally

£53

Project cost (Processing and shipping fees)

£515

Average cost per book for processing and shipping donated books to this project

£0.49

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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