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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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Ghana Community Celebrates Book Arrival

February 14th, 2020

Check out the video of the celebration in Ghana when books from our latest shipment of 36,000 arrived in the Ellembelle district!

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Books For Africa Can Help Spread the Rule of Law There

Walter F. Mondale & Sharon Sayles Belton

Star Tribune

February 10th, 2020

At a time when authoritarianism is growing around the world and basic liberties and freedom of the press are under attack, it is important to continue to develop and strengthen the rule of law. A cornerstone of the rule of law is education, from grammar schools through law school. As our dear friend, the late Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, often said: “For hundreds of millions of individuals, literacy is the bridge from misery to hope.”

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Luanne Nyberg Girls Empowerment Fund

February 3rd, 2020

Books For Africa (BFA) has established the Luanne Nyberg Girls Empowerment Fund in honor of our late, great former board president, Kilimanjaro Society donor, and friend.

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Supporting Vulnerable Youth in South Africa

February 3rd, 2020

FHI 360's Capacity Development and Support (CDS) Program has been hard at work distributing a BFA shipment of about 40,000 books to vulnerable youth across five provinces in South Africa.  The books have been used to establish libraries, play centers and resource centers and to improve school resources for young people up to age 24.

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Book Recipients Report Positive Feedback for 2019

January 29th, 2020

The results are in! BFA has collected feedback from recipients in 14 countries for 2019, and the results comprehensively indicate that BFA books are of high quality and are useful to recipients.

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