Course Hero Surpasses 200,000 Books Donated to Gambian Schools

Course Hero Surpasses 200,000 Books Donated to Gambian Schools


Our friends at Course Hero have reached an impressive milestone, officially surpassing 200,000 books donated to BFA partner schools in The Gambia!

These books, donated via Course Hero’s Knowledge Drive, are having a direct impact on the lives of students there, giving the next generation of Gambian parents, teachers, and leaders the tools they need to excel in school.

Books For Africa Executive Director Patrick Plonski conveys the impact that Course Hero has had on BFA's ongoing efforts to end the African book famine, noting that "Course Hero has become one of our most consistent and substantial donors over the past several years, and is the top donor for our 1 Million Books for Gambia project. We truly appreciate their very generous support resulting in the shipment of over 200,000 books to Africa since the beginning of our partnership in 2010."

The dedication of Course Hero employees, interns and student managers to creating a positive impact on global education has driven this success. 

Course Hero's Rachel Tobac writes “I always dreamed of a role that would allow me to work with people who value global citizenship—not just the idea of it, but the scrappiness, resiliency, and compassion that global citizenship requires. Those traits are exactly how I would describe the interns and colleagues who I have the pleasure of working with on a daily basis. That’s why it is such an honor to announce that together we have officially surpassed 200,000 book donations to our Books for Africa partner schools in The Gambia! Hitting this milestone directly reflects what we care about most here at Course Hero: Impacting education on a global scale—one document and one book at a time.” 

This enthusiasm has already made a major impact on the educational landscape in The Gambia; 200,000 books shipped is an amazing accomplishment, and as this partnership continues the sky is the limit!