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Providing Medical and School Books Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

March 27th, 2020

In the midst of a global coronavirus epidemic, Books for Africa is continuing to do its part to support students facing school shutdowns and medical personnel with needed medical resource books. In fact, 2020 is now a record year in BFA's 32-year history, with 3.3 million books and counting shipped to African students this fiscal year.

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Medical Reference Books Donated to Health Practitioners in Tumu

Ghana News Agency

News Ghana

March 19th, 2020

Reference books on viruses and other contagious diseases were donated to health practitioners in the Sissala East Municipality, as part of an initiative with Books For Africa.

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Excitement Greets New Shipment in Togo

March 11th, 2020

After leaving the U.S. last December, a shipment of nearly 27,000 books has arrived in Togo! The happy faces in the pictures we received from our partners speak for themselves.

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Concordia Language Villages Blog Highlights BFA Publishing Initiative

Chelsea Rosendale

WorldView

March 11th, 2020

Concordia Language Villages' WorldView blog ran a post highlighting two of BFA's initiatives - BFA Publishing and the Girls Empowerment Collection - for their effort in using language and culture to build a love of reading.

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Minnesota Humanities Center Builds on Existing Somali Language Partnership with BFA

Minnesota Humanities Center

Sun Sailor

March 6th, 2020

The Minnesota Humanities Center recently announced the publication and launch of “Crossroads: An Anthology of Resilience and Hope,” by young Somali writers. “Crossroads” builds on the success of four widely distributed children’s books from the Minnesota Humanities Center’s Somali Bilingual Book Project, published as part of the BFA Publishing initiative.

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Give to the Max Day Benefits Sembabule

March 2nd, 2020

Give to the Max Day makes good on its goal! Thanks to the generous support of our donors on Give to the Max Day last November, a container of books recently arrived in Sembabule, central Uganda, to be distributed at a pair of schools.

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