African Library Project

The Stories We Tell: Our Blog

Welcome to the African Library blog. Subscribe to receive notifications of new posts in your email (you can unsubscribe at any time.) Send us your comments and share our blog posts with your friends, colleagues and family!

deborah lustig

deborah lustig has not set their biography yet

This year eight ALP book drive organizers received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their work helping to start libraries in Africa. The awardees range in age from 10-17 and live all across the U.S. from California to New Hampshire. They share a dedication to literacy and community service!

Posted by on

ALP congratulates our first recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award. These young people completed at least 50 volunteer hours in the last year. Each one received a medal, a certificate, and a letter from President Obama. 

You may have read our newsletter article or previous blog post about Ketelelo Moapare, who grew up in rural Botswana and was an avid reader in the library the African Library Project helped start in his community of New Xade. He became an academic superstar in Botswana, despite great odds. His remarkable journey is the subject of a new documentary, Looking for Life, "an intimate coming-of-age portrait of two young San men charting a course between tradition and modernity in the wake of relocation from their ancestral homeland in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve of Botswana."