Uganda Projects

Seth Eggessa Memorial Libraries project - Uganda

We are saddened to share the passing of Books For Africa Board Member Seth Eggessa.  Seth was a passionate proponent of the importance of education in Africa, particularly in his home country of Uganda.  See this wonderful memorial from Mshale African Newspaper for more details.   Seth spearheaded many successful container projects with BFA, most recently delivering a full container of books to orphanages in Tororo, Uganda.  Seth was inspired to take up this project after a visit to Tororo. …

Alero Primary School project (Shannon Golden) - Uganda

We are raising funds to send a container of books to Alero Primary School in Gulu in the Northern Region of Uganda.  After experiencing conflict for decades, local efforts to create long term development are flourishing.  We are excited to support that by sending 22,000 books to help establish a community library in the primary school. Minnesotan and container captain Shannon Golden created this project as a thank you to her former professor, who is from the area. During her doctoral studies of…