Success Stories & Recent News
What happens to a container of Books For Africa books once it arrives in Africa? What kind of impact will your donation have on the lives of children in Africa?
Here are some photos and stories about BFA shipments as well as recent news about our organization.
Kenyan Ambassador H.E. Robinson Njeru Githae to Headline Books For Africa 2016 "Books Change Lives" Fundraising Luncheon
We are excited to announce that Kenyan Ambassador to the US, H.E. Robinson Njeru Githae, will be delivering the keynote speech at Books For Africa's annual Books Change Lives Fundraising Luncheon! This year's event will be held Thursday, May 19 at the Saint Paul Town and Country Club in Minnesota.
In 1988, BFA founder Tom Warth visited the town library in Jinja, Uganda. He was dismayed to see that the shelves were quite bare & in dire need of good, quality books. Last month, Tom returned to the Jinja Library with Executive Director Pat Plonski to celebrate the creation of BFA there 28 years ago!
Books For Africa is growing! To better accommodate that growth, and to better serve the organizations and individuals with whom we partner, our Atlanta Warehouse recently moved into a new, much larger space.
BFA founder Tom Warth decided to celebrate his 80th birthday by walking across Zanzibar Island in East Africa, all in the name of ending the African book famine! Tom has also walked across The Gambia and scaled Mount Kilimanjaro to promote literacy and education in Africa. Having just completed the two day trek in "pretty fearsome heat and humidity," Tom reports that he is "feeling the pain," from the walk, but otherwise well and is enthusiastic about the impact the walk will have on communities and schools in the area.
Recent fundraising events in Saint Paul, Minnesota and Atlanta, Georgia have delivered over 66,000 high-quality books, computers, and other educational supplies to libraries and classrooms across the African continent!