Kisii University Vice Chancellor meets with Books For Africa leadership


November 18th, 2021

Kisii University Vice Chancellor John Akama and the director of research and outreach at the university Dr. Anakalo Shitandi met on Friday with the executive director of Books For Africa Dr. Patrick Plonksi and a handful of board of directors at the book shipper’s headquarters.


St. Paul's Books For Africa Recognized with Four-star Rating from Charity Navigator for a Decade

Shannon Brault

Pioneer Press

November 8th, 2021

St. Paul-based charity Books for Africa received its 10th consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator this week, a feat that is only accomplished by three percent of the charities reviewed.


Books For Africa Receives 10th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator; Joins Top 3 Percent of Charities Rated

EIN Presswire

November 5th, 2021

Books For Africa (BFA) has received its 10th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a ranking that only three percent of charities reviewed attained.


Shot in the Arm for Medical Professionals

Thoboloko Ntšonyane

Informative News

October 19th, 2021

The Books for Africa through the Merck e-reader project have on Wednesday given specially designed tablets to the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumni who are in the medical field to trade their ply with ease and convenience.


African Union Ambassador to the U.S. to speak at Books for Africa event in St. Paul Wednesday

Shannon Brault

Pioneer Press

October 6th, 2021

The African Union Ambassador to the U.S., Hilda Suka-Mafudze, will speak at a Books for Africa fundraising event Wednesday. The event will be held at the University Club at 420 Summit Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m, and will also be streamed over zoom for those who cannot or prefer not to attend in person.


U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Features Books For Africa

Alexis-Clair Roehrich

Heartland Hub

September 28th, 2021

Dr. Patrick Plonski loves living in St. Paul, Minnesota, but he also loves to travel. Luckily for Dr. Plonski, he found a job where he gets to do both. Dr. Plonski is the Executive Director of Books For Africa (BFA), a non-profit dedicated to collecting, sorting, shipping, and distributing books to children and adults in Africa. For over 18 years, Dr. Plonski has served Books For Africa’s mission with dedication and enthusiasm: to end the book famine in Africa.