Sadza Secondary School Reading Project

"The classroom environment which used to have pockets of noise-makers is now quiet. The learners are always quiet reading books for knowledge and pleasure. Unnecessary movement in the classroom is now a thing of the past and we no longer have bullies. The availability of the books has changed the classroom environment for the better hence beating the adage: “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.""

3 May 2019

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Books received

10,000 books

Students benefiting


Teachers benefiting


Community benefiting

Mashonaland East Province

Project coordinator

Maxwel Kadungure

Condition of books received

Very Good (5/5)

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?


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

£30 per book

Project cost (Processing and shipping fees)


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


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Shipping and delivering 1 million books every year
involves the following:

  • 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
  • £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.


Processing in the UK


Freight from the UK


Clearing and haulage in Africa

Books2Africa is a UK registered charity number 1152599