Success Stories Archive
Join Books For Africa For These Great Upcoming Events!
Join Books For Africa for these great upcoming events, including our annual fundraising luncheon featuring a keynote address from His Excellency Carlos Dos Santos, Ambassador of Mozambique to the United States!
Books For Africa 30th Anniversary Celebration in Cape Town, South Africa
Books for Africa is planning a trip to Cape Town in January of 2018 to celebrate 30 years of working to end the book famine in Africa. Included will be a climb of Table Mountain, tours of Cape Town and visits to recipient BFA schools!
Books For Africa 2016 Annual Report: Words Change Worlds
Books For Africa is excited to share our 2016 Annual Report! 2016 was a fantastic year here at BFA, and the generous support of our donors has allowed us to make great strides in fighting the African book famine. Check out the report to see highlights from the year and find out more about what BFA is doing.
Books For Africa’s new E-reader initiative is set to launch, with initial pilot sets going to recipients in East, West, and South Central Africa. With cultivated content specific to each region, the E-reader initiative will offer a unique opportunity to put regionally appropriate titles in the hands of students who are eager to read.
Building Relationships Key to BFA's Success
Books For Africa Executive Director Patrick Plonski recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he attended the 59th annual meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA), and met with key partners, including USAID and several African Ambassadors.
David Robinson, Son of Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson, Visits Minnesota to Promote Books For Africa
David Robinson, the son of baseball icon Jackie Robinson, traveled from his home on a coffee cooperative in Tanzania to visit Minnesota September 22-24 to talk about his work with Books For Africa. Robinson, who has lived in Tanzania for more than 30 years, participated earlier this year in a walk across Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, led by BFA Founder Tom Warth to raise money, deliver books and help end the book famine in Africa.
Books For Africa Container Recipient Survey Data
As part of Books For Africa’s ongoing monitoring and evaluation process, an enhanced post-shipment survey was developed for fiscal year 2016. This direct feedback from recipients allows BFA to identify success points of our current programs, and helps pinpoint where we can improve our process to create the best possible outcomes for recipients.
David Robinson Discusses Work in Tanzania, Growing Up As Jackie Robinson's Son
David Robinson, son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, was interviewed during Books For Africa Night at Target Field in Minneapolis before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, He discusses his partnership with Books For Africa, and what it meant to grow up as the son of Jackie Robinson.
2016 Books For Africa Golf Challenge to Take Place November 4, 2016
Calling all golfers - Books For Africa is hosting a golf tournament to raise funds for literacy! Please join us Friday, November 4, 2016 at St. Marlo Country Club in Atlanta, GA for the 2nd annual Books For Africa Golf Challenge! Our inaugural event was a great success, sponsoring the shipment of over 42,000 to African schools and libraries. We hope to build on that achievement this year; our goal is to raise $50,000 to deliver even more books to African students and communities in need!
University of Iringa Shipment Benefits Students, Community at Large
The University of Iringa in Tanzania recently partnered with Books For Africa to deliver a 40 foot container of books to the University Library. As is often the case with such shipments, the benefits of this project extend well beyond the University students and faculty.