Ambassadors of Ghana and the African Union host annual Books For Africa Summit Society Reception in Washington D.C.

Books For Africa held its annual Summit Society Reception at the Embassy of Ghana in Washington, D.C. co-hosted by Her Excellency Alima Mahama, Ambassador of Ghana to the U.S., and Her Excellency Hilda Suka-Mafudze, Ambassador of the African Union to the U.S.

The event was also attended by embassy officials representing Tunisia, Ethiopia, Togo, Benin, Sierra Leone, the Central African Republic, Algeria, Madagascar and Libya,

At the event, tablets with the Merck Manual were presented to embassy officials to support health care professionals in their countries. This distribution was made possible by Books For Africa’s ongoing partnership with Merck, in which a $150,000 grant is provided to supply medical books to students and professionals across the continent.

Her Excellency Alima Mahama recognized Books For Africa’s successful history of shipments to Ghana, including the recent repatriation of Kofi Annan’s personal library, citing Annan’s words, “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”

She continued: “I also wish to commend the dedication of the board and staff of Books For Africa for making a huge impact in the lives of many children and young adults in Africa by introducting them to diverse books – the spark that lights the world.”

Read the Ambassador’s full remarks here, or view our photo album of the event!

2021 Summit Society Reception