TOTAL BOOKS SHIPPED
1,742,724

Books delivered to students and teachers in Africa

UK Registered Charity No 1152599

Join hands with Books2Africa as a monthly donor, fundraiser or corporate sponsor to raise and donate funds towards the cost of shipping 1 million books to students, teachers and communities across Africa every year!

Who can get involved?

Box of
20 books

Personal
Study Kit

Pallet of
1,000 books

Container of
20,000 books

Container of
40,000 books

When you fund a shipment

Step 1 – Processing

Our team of staff and volunteers check, catalogue and sort donated books into categories.

Step 2 – Shipping

When funding is received, we load and ship the relevant books required to be shipped by sea.

Step 3 – Offloading

Upon arrival, the receiver (or our Distribution Centre) clears the books through customs before offloading.

Step 4 – Distribution

The books are distributed to students, teachers and communities in need. Their impact reports are published online.

Individuals

Our individual members commit to a monthly financial donation of £5 or more which funds the cost of shipping books from our Processing Centre in the UK to our Distribution Centres across Africa, where they are made available to students, teachers and communities in need.

Individual members get free monthly collections from their address, allowing them to send us donated books and educational materials on a regular basis. 

Organisations

Our organisational members commit to raising/donating money to fund the cost of shipping books to Africa annually. They can add us to their list of supported charities, request our Contactless Donation Device for their premises or organise an annual fundraising/book drive event, especially around World Book Day. Publishers can also commit to donate their excess stock of books to us.

Organisational members get a Club Badge they can display on their website to demonstrate their Corporate Social Responsibility and impact. 

Special thanks to the following amazing organisations

Books2Africa’s UK Processing Centre is still open during the lockdown and we are still accepting donated items and shipping to Africa. You can still donate or request resources as usual. We’ve also launched our Personal Study Kit to help with home schooling across Africa.

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

Volume
Costs
Fundraising Target

30%

Processing in the UK

30%

Freight from the UK

40%

Clearing and haulage in Africa

Books2Africa is a UK registered charity number 1152599