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BFA Board Members Put Boots on the Ground in Uganda, Swaziland

April 4th, 2018

In January 2018, a group of 23 Books For Africa supporters visited Cape Town, South Africa, with the purpose of raising funds in celebration of Books For Africa’s 30th Anniversary. Following a series of site visits across South Africa, BFA representatives struck out to learn more from recipients about the challenges and success points of their projects.

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Africa Trip Leads to New Librarian Training Program, Planned Shipment of Over 176,000 Books

March 28th, 2018

Books For Africa Executive Director Patrick Plonski has spent the past 3 months in Africa building relationships and visiting BFA recipients. Following a tour celebrating BFA's 30th Anniversary and a series of partner meetings in Cape Town, South Africa, the first leg of Patrick’s journey took him to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kenya. The second half of his visit included stops in Ethiopia and Seychelles, as well as attending the World Literacy Summit in Oxford, England.

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BFA Executive Director Visits Recipients, Makes Connections on Africa Trip

March 1st, 2018

Following our 30 th anniversary fundraising tour in Cape Town, South Africa, BFA Founder Tom Warth and Executive Director Patrick Plonski embarked on a series of site visits to check in with recipients and learn about successes and challenges of their book projects.

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