The power of literacy to further the rule of law

For 10 years, Books For Africa and Thomson Reuters have partnered to sow the seeds of democracy and justice.  

Somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean, a shipping container full of books is currently making its way to a port of call in Africa, where it will be ushered through customs, and unloaded into waiting trucks. The books, thousands of them, will be distributed to children and adults across the continent, many of whom have no access whatsoever to technology. Books are the only way these people can read and learn — the only way, really, they can participate in the modern world.

Over the past 30 years, the organization making these donations possible, Books For Africa, has delivered more than 41 million books to classrooms and libraries throughout the continent.