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Students in California Collect Over 3,100 Books For African Recipients

January 12th, 2022

The KnowledgeSeed Foundation, a high school student organization based in California, set out a goal in 2021 to collect 1,600 books that they would ship to the BFA warehouse in Marietta, GA, for donation to stock the shelves of African schools and libraries. They not only met their goal, but exceeded it, with over 3,100 books donated so far.

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Books For Africa Partners with 9Miles Project to Support At-risk Youth in South Africa

December 8th, 2021

In South Africa, lockdowns were hard on at-risk children, leaving them at home with no stimulation or learning opportunities.  Books For Africa was able to support the work of nonprofit 9Miles by providing books and computers for this vulnerable population on South Africa’s west coast.

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Young Ivoirian Woman Gives Back with a Library for her Town

December 7th, 2021

Korotoumou Katy Ballo was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire. After moving to New York City, she wanted to give back to the town where she grew up by creating a library.

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In Celebration of Giving Tuesday: Books For Africa’s Latest Digital Newsletter

November 29th, 2021

Books For Africa is pleased to introduce the latest digital newsletter, on the occasion of Giving Tuesday 2021! The newsletter showcases some of our latest successes and events, including photos and quotes directly from our partners and recipients.

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Books For Africa Awarded 10th Consecutive Top Rating by Charity Navigator, Enters Top 3 Percent of US Charities

November 2nd, 2021

For the tenth year in a row, Books For Africa has been awarded Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating, the highest rating given by the country’s leading charity evaluator. This puts BFA in the top 3% of charities nationwide.

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Ambassadors of Ghana and the African Union host annual Books For Africa Summit Society Reception in Washington D.C.

October 29th, 2021

The Ambassadors of Ghana and the African Union jointly hosted Books For Africa’s annual Summit Society Reception at the Embassy of Ghana in Washington D.C. See photos and read the Ghanaian Ambassador’s remarks here!

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