Girls Empowerment Collections

The goal of the Girls Empowerment Collection is to inspire girls to pursue their goals.  The collection was created in response to African teachers and librarians’ desire to engage girls with relevant and empowering books.

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Books For Africa's Girls Empowerment Collections consists of approximately 50 titles. The cost to sponsor one collection is $300. A donor may choose what container the collection ships in, and may sponsor the collection in honor or memory of someone. 

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics confirms that in sub-Saharan Africa, one in every three children, adolescents and youth are out of school - with girls more likely to be excluded than boys. For every 100 boys of primary school age out of school, there are 123 girls denied the right to education. The Girls Empowerment Collection provides information and encouragement to African girls. 

" We would be absolutely honored to accept the books focused on female empowerment. This year we wanted to highlight literacy by focusing on girls as the target population. The other BFA director and I are so excited to work each day towards a brighter future for the girls and young women of Eswatini. Thank you for thinking of us as well. We look forward to the books coming and the amazing impact that it will have for our students in general."

--Elise Anderson, Peace Corps Volunteer, Eswatini

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