Ambassador Elkanah Odembo and BFA Past Board President, Tom Gitaa, Comment on How to Improve Lives in Africa on MinnPost
Books For Africa was proud to host His Excellency Elkanah Odembo, Kenyan Ambassador to the United States, as keynote speaker for fundraising events on May 8th and May 9th. His speech described the incredible impact that books will have in his home country as the foundations of a strong education system.
"There is not a single more important investment than that which we are making in education, absolutely none."– Ambassador Elkanah Odembo
Ambassador Odembo joined BFA past board president and publisher of Mshale, Tom Gitaa, in writing commentary (featured on MinnPost) describing how education improves lives in Africa.
“For years, groups like Books for Africa (BFA), based in St. Paul, have shipped textbooks and law books to Africa for use by students who in turn will be the future leaders of their countries.”