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Reading project has books for Africa

Nivashni Nair

Sunday Times

December 4th, 2018

When a Pretoria-based soldier made a social media appeal for books for his nephews three years ago, he opened a chapter in his life that would see him deliver more than 21,000 books all over the country.

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Books For Africa 2018 Recipient Feedback Survey

November 6th, 2018

In 2016 Books For Africa implemented an enhanced post-shipment survey to improve the monitoring and evaluation process for container projects. The 2018 survey, compiled by BFA Project Manager Erin Yates, includes feedback from 43 recipients from 25 countries across the African continent.

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Five Medical Students Equipped with Tablets Preloaded with the Application Versions of the World's Best-selling Medical Textbook

Natasha Jacha

The Economist - Namibia

November 2nd, 2018

Mandela Washington Fellow, Wilfried Mbamba, handed over tablets to five medical students studying at the University of Namibia (UNAM)’s School of Medicine at the Hage Geingob Campus, last week. Wilfried Mbamba is one of 700 young African leaders that recently visited the United States of America during this year’s Mandela Washington Fellowship program.

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Uganda Project Serves Rural Schools, Orphanages

October 18th, 2018

A container of 22,000 BFA books recently arrived in Uganda, where it was received by local NGO Bega kwa Bega (Shoulder to Shoulder)! Bega kwa Bega works to help the more than 2.5 million orphans in Uganda find roads to success, and education is an important part of their work.

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The power of literacy to further the rule of law

Tad Simons

Thomson Reuters blog

October 16th, 2018

Somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean, a shipping container full of books is currently making its way to a port of call in Africa, where it will be ushered through customs, and unloaded into waiting trucks. The books, thousands of them, will be distributed to children and adults across the continent, many of whom have no access whatsoever to technology. Books are the only way these people can read and learn — the only way, really, they can participate in the modern world.

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Books For Africa 30th Anniversary Gala

October 5th, 2018

Books For Africa held its 30th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 28th, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The celebration, attended by 500 BFA supporters and VIPs from around the world, was the highlight of a busy and successful day of events!

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