Books For Africa launches Africa-based Advisory Council

KILIFI, Kenya – Books For Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent countries has vowed to expand its books donation program to end the book shortages in the region.

According to the organization’s Director of Diaspora Affairs, Mr Tom Gitaa, the United States based Books For Africa, which has been in existence for the last 25 years, has managed to donate 31 million books to 49 African countries. Kenya is among the African countries that have been receiving the books including universities, primary and secondary schools.

Gitaa was speaking at Pwani University during the launch of a new Africa-based Advisory Council for the organization. Ambassador Elkanah Odembo, the immediate former Kenyan envoy to the United States, got the opportunity to be endorsed as the first chairman of the Advisory Council for the organization in a ceremony which was chaired by the vice chancellor of Pwani University, Professor Mohamed Rajab.