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2020 Recipient Feedback Survey Shows BFA Books Are of High Quality and Very Useful

October 27th, 2020

Books For Africa has just completed its fifth year of recipient surveys! The survey found that recipients overwhelming rate BFA books as useful and of high quality, and the five years of data has shown some very positive trends in usefulness and relevance of books delivered!

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Books Distributed in Northern Togo

October 22nd, 2020

Books from BFA’s Ellothebooks shipment to Togo recently arrived in Dapaong, in the far north of the country, for distribution! Read more about the Minnesotan connections to this project in our latest Success Story.

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50 Millionth Book Celebration Raises Funds to Sponsor Over 806,000 Books to Africa

October 20th, 2020

Books For Africa’s 50 Millionth Book Virtual Global Celebration was a resounding success! The Global Celebration raised over $403,000, enough to sponsor over 806,000 books to Africa.

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Friend of BFA Featured in 24 Hours of Harvard Video

October 9th, 2020

Friend of BFA Rania Benromdhane used her time during the pandemic productively, running a club at her school in support of Books For Africa’s mission! Her work and interest in supporting BFA was recently featured in the “24 Hours of Harvard” program, put on by Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost of International Affairs. Check out the section on Rania starting at 1:42:50!

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BFA-supported Library in Ethiopia Reaches Half a Million Visits

September 9th, 2020

In 2013, a BFA-supported library project was launched in the town of Nedjo, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. BFA recently received a report reflection nearly half a million library visits in the seven-year period since!

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Books For Africa Awarded 9th Consecutive Top Rating by Charity Navigator, Putting it in Top 4 Percent of All US Charities

September 1st, 2020

Books For Africa has been awarded its ninth consecutive 4-star rating by Charity Navigator. This is the highest possible ranking, and reflects BFA’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

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