African Library Project

Books for Botswana Tsienyane Primary School

09/09/2013 to 12/09/2013
Gilbert AZ

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'm a senior at Arizona State, graduating this December and will be joining the Peace Corps come June 2014. I am graduating with a BA in anthropology and cannot wait to continue traveling around the world once I graduate. I fell in love with Africa my Junior year when I traveled abroad and went to Ghana and Cape Town, and I hope to go back there someday very soon!

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

After traveling with Semester at Sea and seeing the condition of multiple schools in Ghana and South Africa, I wanted to help make a difference. Donating books to schools in Africa seemed like the perfect way to start!

About our African Partners...

The school that will be receiving the books is the Tsienyane Primary school in Botswana. It serves over 500 students and teachers, and is in dire need of books! Botswana has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa at 84% but it could be higher; with the help of these books, I believe that these children will continue to learn, and love to read.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

I am looking for primary through fourth grade reading level. We are also accepting educational games, puzzles, stationary, stickers, and flashcards.

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

If you are interested in donating books, please contact me via email (or phone) and I will pick them up!

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

I need to raise around $500 for shipping the books, depending on their weight. More information to come!

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate, donate, donate! Any amount helps!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Abigail
Phone: e-mail for phone

Name: Macy
Phone: 480-335-5642 text only

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising

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