Success Stories Archive

Books For Africa’s new E-reader initiative is set to launch, with initial pilot sets going to recipients in East, West, and South Central Africa. With cultivated content specific to each region, the E-reader initiative will offer a unique opportunity to put regionally appropriate titles in the hands of students who are eager to read.

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Building Relationships Key to BFA's Success

Books For Africa Executive Director Patrick Plonski recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he attended the 59th annual meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA), and met with key partners, including USAID and several African Ambassadors.

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David Robinson, Son of Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson, Visits Minnesota to Promote Books For Africa

David Robinson, the son of baseball icon Jackie Robinson, traveled from his home on a coffee cooperative in Tanzania to visit Minnesota September 22-24 to talk about his work with Books For Africa. Robinson, who has lived in Tanzania for more than 30 years, participated earlier this year in a walk across Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, led by BFA Founder Tom Warth to raise money, deliver books and help end the book famine in Africa.

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Books For Africa Container Recipient Survey Data

As part of Books For Africa’s ongoing monitoring and evaluation process, an enhanced post-shipment survey was developed for fiscal year 2016. This direct feedback from recipients allows BFA to identify success points of our current programs, and helps pinpoint where we can improve our process to create the best possible outcomes for recipients.

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David Robinson Discusses Work in Tanzania, Growing Up As Jackie Robinson's Son

David Robinson, son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, was interviewed during Books For Africa Night at Target Field in Minneapolis before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, He discusses his partnership with Books For Africa, and what it meant to grow up as the son of Jackie Robinson.

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2016 Books For Africa Golf Challenge to Take Place November 4, 2016

Calling all golfers - Books For Africa is hosting a golf tournament to raise funds for literacy! Please join us Friday, November 4, 2016 at St. Marlo Country Club in Atlanta, GA for the 2nd annual Books For Africa Golf Challenge! Our inaugural event was a great success, sponsoring the shipment of over 42,000 to African schools and libraries. We hope to build on that achievement this year; our goal is to raise $50,000 to deliver even more books to African students and communities in need!

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University of Iringa Shipment Benefits Students, Community at Large

The University of Iringa in Tanzania recently partnered with Books For Africa to deliver a 40 foot container of books to the University Library. As is often the case with such shipments, the benefits of this project extend well beyond the University students and faculty.

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South African Ambassador Dedicates New BFA Warehouse in Atlanta

Books For Africa’s Atlanta Warehouse relocated in early 2016, more than doubling the square footage in a new 66,000 square foot facility. This new space will allow BFA to better serve the organizations and individuals with whom we partner, and allow us to double down in our efforts to end the African book famine. grand opening celebration was held Saturday, June 18th, where South African Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu delivered an impassioned keynote address and formally opened the warehouse with a dedication ceremony.

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Course Hero, Books For Africa Partnership Eclipses 250,000 Books Delivered to Gambian Schools

Our friends at Course Hero have reached an extraordinary milestone, officially surpassing 250,000 books donated to BFA partner schools in The Gambia! These books, donated through Course Hero’s Knowledge Drive initiative, are having a direct impact on the lives of students there, giving the next generation of Gambian parents, teachers, and leaders the tools they need to excel in school.

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Books For Africa Receives Fifth Consecutive 4-Star Rating From National Evaluator Charity Navigator

Books For Africa has received Charity Navigator's 4-star rating for the fifth consecutive year. Charity Navigator is the country's premiere charity evaluator and rates charities on sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

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