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Phone: 650-851-3640
5 Thistle Street
Portola Valley
California 94028
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Target demographics: Africans, especially students, who have no access to books and information

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250,000 readers in new/improved libraries.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: well, actually it takes more like 20-30 hours to do a book drive, but then you would have helped start a library in Africa!

Geographic areas served: Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Sierra Leone and South Africa

Programs: small libraries in rural areas, librarian training and best practice Summits for our partners in Africa.

The African Library Project starts and improves small libraries in sub-Saharan Africa to promote literacy and education.
Since 2005, we have started or improved 1,165 small libraries in Botswana, Cameroon, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and Ghana.

We have made over 800 partnerships in the U.S. with schools, companies, individuals, youth groups, Scouts, and families.

We have shipped over 1,270,000 books to Africa serving over 1.5 million readers.

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The African Library Project is an extremely well-run organization that provides an avenue for our secondary school students to engage in philanthropy on a global level. Participating in the ALP helps to create a culture of compassion and encourages students to think about how they can make a ... more »
Our middle school has been involved with the African Library Project for eight years, and we have started thirteen libraries. What's great about ALP is that the model is really easy to implement. Not only is it a truly rewarding cause, but all participants benefit greatly from the experience. It's... more »
I am a book drive organizer for the African Library Project. ALP partners me with communities or schools that really wants the books we are collecting. This is a win-win volunteer project. You can save books from going into landfills here at home (yes our culture throws away good stuff) and ... more »
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