Shot in the Arm for Medical Professionals

Thoboloko Ntšonyane

Informative News

October 19th, 2021

The Books for Africa through the Merck e-reader project have on Wednesday given specially designed tablets to the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumni who are in the medical field to trade their ply with ease and convenience.


African Union Ambassador to the U.S. to speak at Books for Africa event in St. Paul Wednesday

Shannon Brault

Pioneer Press

October 6th, 2021

The African Union Ambassador to the U.S., Hilda Suka-Mafudze, will speak at a Books for Africa fundraising event Wednesday. The event will be held at the University Club at 420 Summit Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m, and will also be streamed over zoom for those who cannot or prefer not to attend in person.


U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Features Books For Africa

Alexis-Clair Roehrich

Heartland Hub

September 28th, 2021

Dr. Patrick Plonski loves living in St. Paul, Minnesota, but he also loves to travel. Luckily for Dr. Plonski, he found a job where he gets to do both. Dr. Plonski is the Executive Director of Books For Africa (BFA), a non-profit dedicated to collecting, sorting, shipping, and distributing books to children and adults in Africa. For over 18 years, Dr. Plonski has served Books For Africa’s mission with dedication and enthusiasm: to end the book famine in Africa. 


Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Recognizes BFA Cooperation on Twitter

September 15th, 2021

The Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Othman Jerandi, tweeted in recognition of the Tunisian government's collaboration with Books For Africa.


This Is The Time: Investing in Africa with Ambassador Hilda Suka-Mafudze

September 1st, 2021

Supply Chain Now recently interviewed AU Ambassador Hilda Suka-Mafudze, BFA Executive Director Patrick Plonski, and BFA Board Member Matilda Arhin to discuss the importance of investing in Africa.


Books For Africa Addresses Poverty Through Reading Books For Africa Addresses Poverty Through Reading

Borgen Magazine

August 18th, 2021

The Borgen Project spoke with Books For Africa’s Executive Director Patrick Plonski. Rather than sending the books wherever the organization prefers, the organization operates under what Plonski describes as a “demand-driven” system. Organizations in Africa send out requests for books, which Books For Africa then attempts to meet. The sizes of organizations requesting books range from as small as a village to as large as a country.