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BFA Books Reach 22 Schools in Zambia

November 15th, 2019

A BFA shipment of over 400 boxes of books recently arrived in Zambia! In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Children in the Wilderness, the books were distributed to 22 schools around the Livingstone area.

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Bookmobile Project Distributes Books to Rural Schools in Kenya

November 11th, 2019

Books for Africa recently completed a shipment of over 22,000 primary and secondary level books, with a total value of over a quarter million dollars, to the Bookmobile Project, in partnership with Kisii University in Kenya. The shipment consisted of primary and secondary level books that were distributed to over 70 schools in western Kenya.

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Former Mayo Employee Now Works in Botswana to Build Reading Culture

Matthew Stolle

PostBulletin

November 1st, 2019

When Andrea Malenya moved to Botswana, leaving behind her Mayo Clinic job and her Rochester home for a stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, it was strictly viewed as a short-term thing. She never imagined that the South African country would become her home. Nor that her work would revolve around her love of books and helping to instill a culture of reading in the country.

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Sir Emeka Offor Visits Books For Africa Atlanta Warehouse

October 17th, 2019

Books for Africa was proud to recently host our Nigerian partner, Sir Emeka Offor, at our Atlanta warehouse, accompanied by the Nigerian Minister of Health. Sir Emeka and his team inspected 11 containers of books that we have staged for shipment to his facility in Nigeria in the few weeks!

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Books For Africa Receives "Friend of the Community" Award at 8th Annual African Awards

October 15th, 2019

Books For Africa was honored to receive the “Friend of the Community” award at the 8th African Awards Gala in October at Target Headquarters in Minneapolis. The award recognizes BFA’s work shipping over 46 million books, serving every country in Africa, while working in close partnership with African diaspora around the world.

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Thomson Reuters Law Libraries Sent to Namibia Supreme and High Courts

October 2nd, 2019

A collaboration between the Federal Judiciary Center, Thomson Reuters and the Books For Africa Law and Democracy Initiative resulted in the 2019 shipment of a 40ft sea container to the Namibia Ministry of Education, with more than 35,000 books to support human rights and the rule of law in the country.

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