African Library Project

To Malawi, books, books and more books

01/28/2011 to 4/30/2011
San Francisco CA

We are working with the African Library Project to provide books to eager readers in Africa who have very few books. Please help us by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It takes only 1000 books and $500 (plus a little elbow grease!) to start a single library and make a huge difference in children’s lives.

This book drive is organized by ...

I am Saida and I am 12 years old. I attend Aptos Middle School in San Francisco. I love to play softball, and basketball. I love the outdoors and I love dogs. I'm studying for my bat-mitzvah and writing about my Torah portion.

We want to start a library in Africa because...

I chose to do a library in Africa as my couminity service project for my batmitzva. I've always loved Africa. In Malawi children learn to read and write in their native language till they are in 5th grade. Then they must learn English to progress further in their education to go on to high school. The schools do not have the books that they need to teach the children to read and write in English.

About our African Partners...

Mathiya School Library

Please contribute these kinds of books...

I am collecting books for a pre-k- 8th grade community library. Can be novels, non-fiction, textbooks, puzzles.

Here's how you can contribute your books...

You can email me @ can arrange a pick up for you if you live in the sf area. We will have drop off places in sf.

We need to raise funds for shipping the books...

Donations will be accepted. I'm also selling duct tape wallets.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate money and books but contact me first @

Contact us to find out more

Name: Saida Z hi

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 4/19/11)
1211 books $525 fundraising

Thanks to all the people who donated books and money!

Nothing better then a good novel.


Thanks a bunch to everyone helping to start this library for the children

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