BFA sent more books to schools and libraries in Africa last year than ever before, including more books to African law schools!

July 17th, 2012

In the past year, BFA sent 205 containers of books to 22 different African nations. That means that more than 2.2 million books (worth more than $28 million) were shipped to people who are hungry to read and hungry to learn. That is more books than we have ever sent in a one year period! Among those books, fourteen law libraries were sent to law schools and legal groups in Africa through our special Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative.


The Africa Committee of the American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters and Books For Africa contribute books to the Ghana School of Law

April 30th, 2012

The Ghana School of Law (GSL) , located in Accra, Ghana, is one of the top law institutions in Africa. More than 5,000 lawyers have graduated from GSL since it first opened its doors. However, budget and resource constraints have hindered institutional development until recently.


In Libya and elsewhere, the best hope lies in literacy

Kofi Annan and Walter Mondale

Minnesota Public Radio

September 22nd, 2011


Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Law Firm Features Books For Africa in Community Service Report

September 20th, 2011

The Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative of Books For Africa recently was featured in “Share A Dream: A Summary of Sharing 2010,” a document that summarizes the incredible charitable work performed last year by the law firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (RKMC) . RKMC provides the most financial support of any of our supportive law firms to the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative. They have been our top donor since the program was created three years ago.


Thomson Reuters and the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative of Books For Africa Formalize and Celebrate Partnership

November 28th, 2010

On November 29, 2010, supporters of Thomson Reuters and the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative of Books For Africa gathered to formalize and celebrate their partnership. (View slideshow of reception.) Thomson Reuters has pledged to provide up to 15 core law libraries for BFA shipments each year for the next several years and will fund one shipment a year, a donation worth $1.2 million a year. (Read the TR press release.) Thomson Reuters hosted the reception, which featured a keynote address by former Vice President Walter Mondale, a co-chair of the Initiative. “This partnership will help Africa’s emerging democracies strengthen their governments by giving the next generation of lawyers, civil servants, and government leaders the tools necessary to create and sustain the stable democracies we take for granted,” said former Vice President Mondale.