- THINGS TO DO
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African Library Project changes lives by starting libraries in sub-Saharan Africa. Our grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers to organize book drives and ship books to start or improve a library in Africa. Our method makes a personal difference for children and communities on both continents.
We make it easy for any group to establish a sustainable library in an African community. Here’s how it works:
We match approved African library projects with U.S.-based schools, organizations or individuals that agree to collect 1,000 gently used books and to raise the money to ship the books. We support book drive organizers with specific tools and methods to collect 1000 books and raise $500 per library project.
On the Africa side, we provide manuals on how to organize and run a library in a developing country. We provide training and follow up for each project, encouraging good library practices, so donated books reach those who need them most.
You can start a library in Africa by organizing a book drive. Schools, Scouts, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, churches, college clubs, companies and many others can offer literacy access to African communities by recycling books from family bookshelves.
Organize a fun community book drive and changes lives… book by book!
-from African Library Project