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The impact of Minnesota’s INGOs is remarkable

Nicholas Hayen and Mark Ritchie

Minnpost

March 9th, 2021

If this past year has taught us anything, it is that the safety and well-being of people halfway across the world can have a dramatic impact on Minnesotans here at home. From hunger, to civil conflict, to global pandemics, Minnesotans know that we are not truly safe until all of us around the world are safe as well.

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50 Million and Counting: Ghana Partnership, COVID-19 Mark Books for Africa’s Packed Year

Trevor Williams

Global Atlanta

March 4th, 2021

Books for Africa’s year was filled with milestones, from adapting to COVID-19 to marking the 50 millionth book sent since it began improving literacy and striving to end the continent’s “book famine” 32 years ago.

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How Can Your Old Textbook Fight the Book Famine in Africa?

Great.com

January 29th, 2021

You know you have read a great book when it leaves you feeling empowered, edified and uplifted. Books for Africa is the world’s largest shipper of books to the African continent. It believes in the transformative potential of reading and aims to inspire hope and create a culture of literacy. Find out how books you no longer need could nourish a new generation of thought leaders thousands of miles away.

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Books For Africa Makes List of Top 100 Minnesota Nonprofits

Patrick Kennedy

Star Tribune

January 25th, 2021

Books For Africa once again made the list of Minnesota's top 100 nonprofits! Check out this year's list published by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Donated Books Vital to Remote Learning in Africa

H.E. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah and Tom Warth

Atlanta Journal Constitution

December 30th, 2020

When Books For Africa (BFA) began after a visit to a library with empty shelves in Uganda in 1988, we had no idea that 32 years later BFA would be shipping its 50 millionth book to the African continent.

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Despite Challenging Year, Books For Africa Program Hits Milestone

Mike Moen

Public News Service

December 29th, 2020

As 2020, with all of its challenges, draws to a close, a Minnesota nonprofit is celebrating some good news. A longstanding effort focusing on donating books to communities across the African continent saw its 50 millionth item sent this week.

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