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African Library Project

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, International, International Development, Libraries, Literacy, Promotion of International Understanding, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: The African Library Project starts and improves small libraries in sub-Saharan Africa to promote literacy and education.

Results: Since 2005, we have started or improved 2,541 small libraries in Botswana, Cameroon, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. We currently work with our African partners in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ghana and Swaziland. We have made over 1700 partnerships in the U.S. with schools, companies, individuals, youth groups, Scouts, and families. We have shipped over 2,578,672 books to Africa serving over 2 million readers.

Target demographics: Students and communities in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland who have limited access to books

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

Geographic areas served: The United States and southern Canada

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

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