Tukongote Community Library

"Because of the rural location of our school and community and the fact that we currently have no mains power, our teachers had nowhere to source ideas or knowledge from before the library was opened. Having the access to the books has made them become much keener in planning their lessons. They are discovering new and exciting ways to teach and impart knowledge. And they themselves are learning in the process of teaching."

30 Apr 2019

Books received

27,000 books

Students benefiting

500

Teachers benefiting

20

Community benefiting

Livingstone, Zambia

Project coordinator

Kelly Geoghegan

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?

No

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

£10 per book

Project cost (Processing and shipping fees)

£7,150

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

£0.26 per book

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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