Books For Africa Celebrates 50 Million Books Shipped!

Books For Africa is pleased to report that it has shipped its 50 millionth book to the African continent! The 50 Millionth Book, Kofi Loves Music, was shipped to Ghana, and facilitated by Ghana's Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah. After 32 years of collective hard work, the 50 millionth book is cause for celebration, and we look forward to working with you on the next 50 million!

Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 50 million books to all 55 countries on the African continent since 1988.  Last year alone, Books For Africa shipped 3.7 million books, valued at over $38 million, and 167 computers and e-readers containing nearly 300,000 digital books, to 20 African countries. More than $3.2 million was raised last year to ship these books to the students of Africa.

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Books For Africa is a simple idea, but its impact is trans­formative. For us, literacy is quite simply the bridge from misery to hope.

Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary-General

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