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.
Last week, Books For Africa held our annual Books Change Lives fundraising luncheon in St. Paul, Minnesota. This year's keynote speaker was His Excellency Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae, Kenyan Ambassador to the United States.
Books For Africa held its annual Summit Society Reception at the Ugandan Embassy in Washington, D.C., hosted by Her Excellency Oliver Wonekha, Ugandan Ambassador to the U.S. and this year's Summit Society Chair. The event also welcomed His Excellency Garang Diing Akuong, South Sudanese Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Lt. General Joseph Henry Smith, Ghanaian Ambassador to the U.S., and His Excellency Ernest Ndabashinze, Burundi Ambassador to the U.S. Thomson Reuters, represented by Sharon Sayles-Belton, vice president, Government Affairs and Community Relations, was the platinum sponsor for this event.
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.