Thomson Reuters has generously provided core law libraries and funding for BFA shipments as well as in-kind printing support.
In 2011-2012 alone, Thomson Reuters was proud to contribute more than 5,300 legal texts and over 50,000 general leisure books to schools and libraries in Africa. To read more about their commitment to ending the African book famine,
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John Shaughnessy, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Thomson Reuters, inspired the crowd at the 2012 Books For Africa Donor Reception. He spoke on how legal education can impact the future and on the important partnership between Thomson Reuters and BFA inspired the crowd.
"I take great satisfaction in the idea that the values that underscored [Thomson Reuters as a business] in the late 1800s are alive and well today. We have a mission that guides our work – We help the legal system perform better, every day, worldwide. And each of our 15,000 employees works hard to bring this mission to life – supporting lawyers, law schools, the courts and governments around the world...
We could have no better partner on this journey than Books for Africa and the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative. Working together, we have sent West law books to 53 law schools, bar associations, court systems, human rights and women’s legal organizations in 18 African countries. Each of these legal books helps to strengthen the foundation of the Rule of Law on the African continent. That is noble work, for which Books for Africa should be applauded. "
John Shaughnessy, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Thomson Reuters
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Thanks to the generous commitment of Thomson Reuters, we can further the rule of law across Africa.— Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary-General