How Montclair Students Birthed a Global Network to Help Schools in Tanzania

Erin Roll

Montclair Local

February 7th, 2022

Two years ago, Amir Doctry and his students in the Global Citizens class at Renaissance at Rand Middle School began a unique project.Known as G.L.E.A.N., the Global Learning Exchange of All Nations, the project is a partnership of schools and students representing nine countries who work together to provide help to schools in Tanzania and get to know each other in the process. 


1.4 Million Books to Zimbabwe and Counting: The Zambezi Schoolbook Project Partnership with BFA Keeps Delivering

February 3rd, 2022

Claude and Barbara Mayfield have been working with Books For Africa to bring books to rural Zimbabwe since 2012. Through leveraging high-level funding opportunities, this partnership has brought 1.4 million books and counting to the children of Zimbabwe!


Books For Africa Partners with MoneyGram to get Books to Kids in Ghana

January 28th, 2022

Back in August of 2021, Books For Africa worked with MoneyGram to fund a 40-foot container of books for Global Kids Organisation (GKO) in Ghana, and recently heard back with feedback and photos from the distribution!


Rwampara school gets 3,000 textbooks after reopening


January 27th, 2022

In an effort to improve the learning environment for pupils at Rwemiyenje Primary School in Rwampara district, the good Samaritans of Butakara Foundation in partnership with Africa Strong from the USA have donated 3000 textbooks and constructed buildings worth $30,000.


Sending books to Rwanda turned Bloomington woman's grief to hope

Katy Read

Star Tribune

January 24th, 2022

In 2009, Kim Harms' 19-year-old-son died by suicide during his first year of engineering school at Columbia University. But Harms' heartbreak turned to hope, unexpectedly delivered by a country that had suffered through tragedy of its own — one of the worst genocides of modern times.


Students in California Collect Over 3,100 Books For African Recipients

January 12th, 2022

The KnowledgeSeed Foundation, a high school student organization based in California, set out a goal in 2021 to collect 1,600 books that they would ship to the BFA warehouse in Marietta, GA, for donation to stock the shelves of African schools and libraries. They not only met their goal, but exceeded it, with over 3,100 books donated so far.