Across Africa millions of people are unable to reach their full potential because of a basic lack of books, reading materials and information. In many communities, books are scarce and public, community and school libraries have limited budgets and few new books.
At Book Aid International we work in partnership with libraries in sub-Saharan Africa to supply new books and learning resources that our partners tell us their users need.
We only ever provide new, recently published books and over 94% of these are donated by publishers. These might be overstocks, returns or unwanted office copies. Thanks to the generosity of the publishing sector, we are able to send up to one million books to over 2,600 libraries in Africa each year. These include local and public libraries, libraries in schools, universities, hospitals, prisons, slums and refugee camps. Find out more about our work and the libraries and people that benefit here.
Please contact Simon Mercer, Head of Operations for further information.