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Charity ships millions of books to Africa

WSB-TV Atlanta

December 26th, 2019

Books For Africa's hard-working Atlanta staff took time to talk with Tom Regan of WSB-TV Atlanta! Learn more about our origins and our mission to end the African book famine, and hear from members of our "volunteer army" about why volunteering at BFA is meaningful to them.

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Giving Children in Dadaab Refugee Camps Access to Education

December 19th, 2019

BFA Container Captains Abdullahi Mire and Louis Brownstone recently arrived in Kenya to distribute 22,000 books to the schools and children of the Dadaab refugee camps, some of the largest refugee housing complexes in the world. They worked with a vast network of professionals and community representatives, including Sahra Noor, the sister of Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, to distribute books to schools throughout the camps.

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A Message from Shining Hope of Communities in Kenya

December 11th, 2019

Check out this video from our sweet friends at Shining Hope For Communities in Kenya. We were happy to partner with them earlier this year in order to send books to their students in Kibera!

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BFA and Thomson Reuters Celebrate 100th Law Library Shipped to Africa

December 11th, 2019

Books For Africa and Thomson Reuters recently celebrated the shipment of their 100th law library to the African continent at an event with distinguished guests from both organizations, and congratulatory letters from former Vice President Walter Mondale and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

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Working Towards a Book for Every Pupil in the Dadaab Refugee Camps

Lyndsay Nywira

The Star

December 9th, 2019

Abdullahi Mire's goal is to put a book in the hands of every child in the Dadaab Refugee Camps in Kenya. This December, in partnership with Books For Africa, he is providing 20,000 books to start a community library in the camps.

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BFA Supports Education in Uganda with Bega kwa Bega

December 5th, 2019

Books For Africa recently delivered a 40-foot container of assorted text and reference books to partner organization Bega kwa Bega (Shoulder to Shoulder), which works to promote education in Uganda. The books will be used by over 2,000 teachers and nearly 55,000 students!

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