Book Donation
Programme

Books2Africa’s Book Donation Programme is the charity’s key strategy for delivering its aim of improving the quality of education for people in Africa. This strategy is anchored upon our ideals captured in the acronym EDUCATION:

  • Experience: We believe in learning by doing.
  • Dedication: We believe anything is possible if you devote your time and attention to it.
  • Understanding: We believe knowledge is the pursuit of truth.
  • Courage: We believe bravery is needed to apply knowledge for the good of humanity.
  • Action: We believe what people do is a reflection of how they think.
  • Tenacity: We believe humanity must never give up on trying to be better.
  • Intelligence: We believe the human mind is our most important asset and it must be developed.
  • Observation: We believe all cultures can and ought to learn from each other.
  • Nurturing: We believe the future of human civilisation depends on what we teach our children today.

Supplementary
Programmes

Books2Africa
On Air

Books2Africa On Air is a series of video interviews and discussions with authors, academics, experts, entrepreneurs and everyday people who have a passion for Africa and who support the work of Books2Africa. Each episode focuses on a problem and highlights potential solutions.
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Books2Africa
Press

Books2Africa Press aims to celebrate and encourage African scholarship by publishing and promoting works and manuscripts by African authors as well as books that are inspired by Africa or have a particular thematic or subjective focus on any aspect of Africa. Download our brochure to get more information.
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Books2Africa
Enterprise

Launching Soon

Books2Africa Enterprise aims to provide training, resource packs and technical assistance to young people or disadvantaged groups who are looking to start business and land a job in order to became financially stable.
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Grass-root
Programmes

Books2Africa
Pre-School

Launching Soon

Books2Africa Pre-school aims to introduce new parents in rural areas to the benefits of formal education by hosting short pre-school sessions in rural locations in partnership with local organisations.
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Books2Africa
SchoolFix

Launching Soon

Books2Africa School Fix aims to improve the learning environment by renovating existing schools in rural areas with a primary focus on improving health and safety, accessibility for the disabled and overall student satisfaction.
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Books2Africa
School Line

Launching Soon

Books2Africa School Line aims to provide free bus rides to and from school for students in primary and secondary education in rural areas. These funded buses will operate commercially outside the school run periods.
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Books2Africa
Power-Up

Launching Soon

Books2Africa Power-Up aims to transform classrooms in rural schools by connecting them to the power of technology. Teachers will be provided a JumpBox consisting of a computer, projector, e-readers and other gadgets.
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Books2Africa
GameTime

Launching Soon

Books2Africa GameTime aims to help young people develop an interest in sport and explore it's potential career paths by providing sports equipment and hosting competitions.
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Funding our programmes

We are currently looking for partners who can fund projects and initiatives that fit into any of the above programmes. Contact us if you would like to become a sponsor or submit a joint funding application to DFID or other funding organisations.

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