TOTAL BOOKS SHIPPED
1,318,052

Books delivered to students and teachers in Africa

UK Registered Charity No 1152599

Books2Africa is a UK charity that collects and sends donated books to increase the quality of education in Africa by helping individuals and communities to access, read, and understand books, and to extend the life and impact of books by decreasing book waste and increasing book ‘readcycling’. Together, we can send 1 million books annually by joining our Book Club.

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About Books2Africa

Books2Africa was founded in 2012 as a student society by four African students at the University of Kent. The organisation became a UK registered charity in 2013 and now also has Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

In preparation for a phased re-opening of our UK processing centre, we have now conducted and published the results of our Risk Assessment. Key points

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Statement on COVID-19

Dear Supporters, As the number of confirmed cases and deaths from Coronavirus in the UK continues to be monitored, we continue to implement measures to

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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