Success Stories Archive

Accountable and Transparent: BFA receives 4th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Books For Africa has earned its 4th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This marks the 13th time that BFA has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating since 2002. This rating shows great ability to efficiently manage and grow organizational finances.

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BFA Delivers 2.4 Million Books to Africa in 2015

Books For Africa is proud to announce that 2.4 million educational, library and law books valued at over $33 million have been delivered to 21 African countries in the fiscal year ended June 30. In addition, BFA has shipped 223 computers and 11 new law and human rights law libraries. More than $2.3 million was raised last year to ship the books to the students of Africa.

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Kenyan Ambassador visits BFA's St. Paul Warehouse

During a recent visit to the BFA Warehouse, His Excellency Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae announced a donated container of books in memory of the late Mr. Ishmael Nyangau Gitaa, who was father to Mshale founder and Books For Africa past Board President, Tom Gitaa.

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Ambassador Wonekha Raises Funds, Awareness in Fight to End African Book Famine

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Tanzanian Embassy hosts annual Books For Africa Summit Society reception

Books For Africa held its annual Summit Society Reception at the Tanzanian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Her Excellency Liberata Mulamula, Tanzanian Ambassador to the U.S. and this year's Summit Society Chair, the event also welcomed Her Excellency Oliver Wonekha, Ugandan Ambassador to the U.S., and other dignitaries.

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Sir Emeka Offor Foundation's partnership with Books For Africa having an impact in Tanzania, across the African continent

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has partnered with Books For Africa to deliver 20,000 books to schools in Tanzania! This donation, marked by a ceremony held March 13, 2015, will be distributed to primary, secondary, and University libraries in the Bagamoyo region of Tanzania.

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Over 27,000 BFA French language Books to be distributed across Guinea

We are pleased to report that Peace Corps Guinea has received this container of over 27,000 new French language books, which will be distributed for use in local libraries across the country. This project, initiated prior to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, persevered through the challenges brought on by the crisis, even as Peace Corps volunteers were evacuated from the region. Local teachers and Peace Corps staff worked diligently to process the 557 boxes of materials, readying them for distribution to 34 villages, where they will allow students, teachers and communities to continue teaching and learning despite the Ebola outbreak.

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Course Hero Surpasses 200,000 Books Donated to Gambian Schools

Our friends at Course Hero have reached an impressive milestone, officially surpassing 200,000 books donated to BFA partner schools in The Gambia! These books, donated via Course Hero’s Knowledge Drive, 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 delegation visits Malawi, South Africa

A Books For Africa delegation recently returned from a visit to Malawi and South Africa. Comprised of representatives from BFA, Out of Print Clothing, and Merck & Co., the team met with old friends, as well as making some great new connections.

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2014 Project for Awesome supports Books For Africa

BFA supporters turned out in force this year for the 2014 Project for Awesome! The funds raised from this event will sponsor the shipment of over 20,000 books to the African continent!

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