African Library Project

Lower Mainland Book Drive

06/01/2012 to 08/13/2012
Vancouver, BC

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 Shazia Bandali, from Vancouver, BC, Canada. I'm a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Accounting from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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

Africa has the highest percentage of illiteracy in the world. I want to make a difference by setting up a library in a community that has never had the chance to read for fun. Here in Canada we have the potential to change many children's lives, as books are a vital educational tool and are durable to last for many years. Creating a library helps to spread the joy of learning and reading!

About our African Partners...

The books collected will be donated to a community library in Lesotho.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

I will be collecting pre-school to 8th grade reading level books, as well as any older level easy read novels. I am also looking for reference books such as dictionaries, atlases and encyclopedias.

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

I am able to pick up books, just email me with your information. I also have boxes as listed on my Facebook page at certain locations across the Lower Mainland.

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

I will also be fundraising to cover the shipping costs, any donation amounts would be greatly appreciated.

Here are some ways that you can help...

If anyone would like to donate any books or funds or organize a fundraiser, please contact me, my information is below.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Shazia Bandali Book Drive Organizer
Phone: 6048027429

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $600 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 08/13/12)
1,095 books $550 fundraising

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
- Dr. Seuss


Thank you in advance for your generous donations, every book and dollar really do make a difference!

And I would like to give a special thanks to Shrishti Tyagi, Brian Latimer and Gatehouse Montessori

I would like to give a special thanks out to Shrishti Tyagi, Brian Latimer and Gatehouse Montessori for their generous book donations!

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