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Books For Africa 2018 Recipient Feedback Survey

November 6th, 2018

In 2016 Books For Africa implemented an enhanced post-shipment survey to improve the monitoring and evaluation process for container projects. The 2018 survey, compiled by BFA Project Manager Erin Yates, includes feedback from 43 recipients from 25 countries across the African continent.

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Uganda Project Serves Rural Schools, Orphanages

October 18th, 2018

A container of 22,000 BFA books recently arrived in Uganda, where it was received by local NGO Bega kwa Bega (Shoulder to Shoulder)! Bega kwa Bega works to help the more than 2.5 million orphans in Uganda find roads to success, and education is an important part of their work.

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Books For Africa 30th Anniversary Gala

October 5th, 2018

Books For Africa held its 30th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 28th, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The celebration, attended by 500 BFA supporters and VIPs from around the world, was the highlight of a busy and successful day of events!

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Music brings together Minnesota Orchestra musicians, South African students

Euan Kerr

MPR News

August 14th, 2018

It may have been Saturday morning, but hundreds of students, teachers and parents crammed into the Eurocon Primary School in Elsies River — just outside Cape Town, South Africa — to welcome members of the Minnesota Orchestra. The orchestra's two-week tour is taking the musicians to a total of five cities before its done. On Friday night, the players performed to a packed house at Cape Town City Hall. Yet they played just as seriously Saturday for the grade-schoolers and their families in the hard-worn but carefully tended concrete building miles from the bright lights.

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Celebration Marks BFA Projects Reaching Every African Country, 41 Million Books Shipped Since 1988

June 25th, 2018

On June 9th, 2018, BFA held a ceremony in Atlanta to celebrate the departure of a shipping container to Central African Republic. This historic container marked the achievement of BFA's long-standing goal of reaching all 54 countries on the African continent!

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Ambassador Sawerengera of Malawi Headlines 2018 Fundraising Luncheon

June 5th, 2018

Books For Africa’s annual fundraising luncheon, "Education: Rooted in Reading," was highlighted by a keynote speech from His Excellency Edward Yakobe Sawerengera, Ambassador of Malawi to the United States! The room was packed with over 300 BFA supporters and VIPs, including representatives from Presenting Sponsor Thomson Reuters, Platinum Sponsor Medtronic, as well as state and local government officials and judiciary members.

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