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Books For Africa 2019 Fall Newsletter

November 19th, 2019

Books For Africa is fortunate to have a variety of dedicated partners, both individuals and organizations, who help us make sure the books get to their destination. Their efforts are critical to our mission, and this month's newsletter highlights the work of just a few of them.

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"Million Books to The Gambia" Initiative Continues to Deliver

November 18th, 2019

BFA board member Lamin "Lang" Dibba recently traveled to The Gambia, where he was present for the arrival of the latest delivery under the Million Books for The Gambia project - a container of about 30,000 textbooks and library books.

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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

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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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