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Global Effort Sends Books To Lumwana, Zambia

December 10th, 2018

A Books For Africa shipment of 22,000 books, which left our Warehouse in August, was recently received in Zambia! Container captain Martyn Howie led a successful fundraising effort from his home in Lumwana, Zambia, building support from around the globe for the Lumwana Book Project.

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Reading project has books for Africa

Nivashni Nair

Sunday Times

December 4th, 2018

When a Pretoria-based soldier made a social media appeal for books for his nephews three years ago, he opened a chapter in his life that would see him deliver more than 21,000 books all over the country.

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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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