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African Library Project



The African Library Project is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2005, we have shipped 1.3 million books and started or improved 1,165 school and/or community libraries in Lesotho, Cameroon, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Botswana, Swaziland, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Malawi.

We're looking for YOU to become a Book Drive Organizer and build a library in Africa! Book Drive Organizers work with a school, church, company or youth club to collect, sort, pack and ship gently used and new books directly to Africa with money they have raised for shipping costs.

1000 books creates a new library! Do you know how little 1,000 books is? These 1,000 books provides access of books to those that have none! Organizers coordinate with a local school to plan the book drive's promotion, set up one or more collections sites and get the word out to parents and kids.Continued communication throughout the book drive keeps the books flowing in. Typically, working with a class or group of kids to promote the book drive, sort the books and then have a bookpacking party help educate the kids about Africa, which is part of our mission.

Mission: The mission of the African Library Project is to increase literacy in Sub Saharan Africa by starting and improving small school and community libraries while increasing understanding among U.S. children and adults about Africa.
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