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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 55 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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U.S. Army Partnership Delivers Books to Garoua, Cameroon

April 20th, 2018

On April 19, 2018, U.S. Army Civil Affairs Team(CAT) 4032 delivered 27 boxes of donated books to the Garoua Regional Linguistic Center (Centre Linguistique Regional de Garoua) in Garoua, Cameroon in partnership with Books For Africa.

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BFA Board Members Put Boots on the Ground in Uganda, Swaziland

April 4th, 2018

In January 2018, a group of 23 Books For Africa supporters visited Cape Town, South Africa, with the purpose of raising funds in celebration of Books For Africa’s 30th Anniversary. Following a series of site visits across South Africa, BFA representatives struck out to learn more from recipients about the challenges and success points of their projects.

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