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Books Distributed in Banjul

February 27th, 2020

A 40-foot container of reference books recently arrived in Banjul, The Gambia, and was distributed to the Banjul National Library as well as schools across the city.

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Celebrating our 50 Millionth Book

February 24th, 2020

In 2020, Books For Africa aims to ship our 50 millionth book to Africa! Please join us in presenting the 50 millionth book to the Ambassador of Ghana at our annual luncheon.

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Verizon Volunteers Share Time with Books For Africa

Sravya Gajjala

Inside Verizon

February 20th, 2020

Members from Verizon employee resource groups BRAVE (Black Resource Association of Verizon Employees), and BOLD (Black Organizers, Leaders and Doers of VZ Media) have been busy volunteering in 2020. So far, V Teamers from BRAVE and BOLD have logged more than 700 volunteer hours for organizations such as Junior Achievement, National Society of Blank Engineers, and Books for Africa.

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Ghana Community Celebrates Book Arrival

February 14th, 2020

Check out the video of the celebration in Ghana when books from our latest shipment of 36,000 arrived in the Ellembelle district!

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Books For Africa Can Help Spread the Rule of Law There

Walter F. Mondale & Sharon Sayles Belton

Star Tribune

February 10th, 2020

At a time when authoritarianism is growing around the world and basic liberties and freedom of the press are under attack, it is important to continue to develop and strengthen the rule of law. A cornerstone of the rule of law is education, from grammar schools through law school. As our dear friend, the late Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, often said: “For hundreds of millions of individuals, literacy is the bridge from misery to hope.”

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Luanne Nyberg Girls Empowerment Fund

February 3rd, 2020

Books For Africa (BFA) has established the Luanne Nyberg Girls Empowerment Fund in honor of our late, great former board president, Kilimanjaro Society donor, and friend.

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