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Minnesota Humanities Center Builds on Existing Somali Language Partnership with BFA

Minnesota Humanities Center

Sun Sailor

March 6th, 2020

The Minnesota Humanities Center recently announced the publication and launch of “Crossroads: An Anthology of Resilience and Hope,” by young Somali writers. “Crossroads” builds on the success of four widely distributed children’s books from the Minnesota Humanities Center’s Somali Bilingual Book Project, published as part of the BFA Publishing initiative.

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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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BFA Board Member Fatima Lawson Appointed to Governor's Council for MLK Day

Mshale Staff

Mshale

January 6th, 2020

We are proud to announce the appointment of Books For Africa Board Member Dr. Fatima Lawson as a member of the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

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Celebrating Children with Books in Ghana

Daniel Kaku

Modern Ghana

December 30th, 2019

The Member of Parliament for Ellembelle Constituency in Ghana, Emmanuel Armah Kofi-Buah, has organised an end-of-year party for over 6,000 children within his region on Christmas Day 25th December. The MP supplied the children with literature books plus other stationery to improve their academic performance. He explained that.... "the gesture would motivate them and encourage them to become responsible and disciplined future leaders in Ellembelle and Ghana at large."

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Working Towards a Book for Every Pupil in the Dadaab Refugee Camps

Lyndsay Nywira

The Star

December 9th, 2019

Abdullahi Mire's goal is to put a book in the hands of every child in the Dadaab Refugee Camps in Kenya. This December, in partnership with Books For Africa, he is providing 20,000 books to start a community library in the camps.

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