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terri-thumbPrincipals get Punked for African Literacy (6/11)

How far would you go to promote world-wide learning and literacy?  This spring, two principals made an irresistible wager for ALP and then demonstrated their devotion in front of the entire student body. 

PCV's Unloading Container"Valentines" Container Rolls into Lesotho (5/11)

ALP’s fourth container for Lesotho shipped on Valentine’s Day and arrived April 2, 2011.  Find out how the container was met and what happened next!

Bar Mitzvah Jacob GanzBar/Bat Mitzvahs Start ALP Libraries (4/11)

When you are a teen and first learning about the challenges facing the developing world, what can you do to make things better?

Ernest AnkomahALP Expands to Ghana (3/11)

Last spring, Ernest Ankomah called ALP Founder Chris Bradshaw daily…from Ghana. Will you please partner with us to start libraries in Ghana? We will be your best partner ever!

bookdrive_thumbStep Up for Swaziland! (2/11)

We need you to organize a book drive for a library in Swaziland!  We have oodles of wannabe libraries in Swaziland waiting to be matched with a US book drive -- will you be one of them?

thumb_africanLibraryProjectSquareLogoNewsletter 2010 (.pdf)

Our 2010 year in review, celebrating our first five years and 561 libraries!
pdf view 2010 newsletter

child_reading_thumbGive the Gift of Literacy

There are so many great causes.  Why does ALP deserve your end-of-year contribution?

chris_harambee_thumbDear Friends

Our founder, Chris Bradshaw, reflects on 2010 -- 5 years, 561 libraries, over 25,000 American supporters, 223 libraries started this year, and a fabulous Harambee! (OK, it *rhymes* with "pear tree").

NonkululekoThe Story of Nonkululeko, Director of ALP Partner Fundza

I am from a small village in southern Swaziland.  Though I grew up very poor, the last born of twenty-three siblings, I learned that books have hidden treasure, and I dreamt of impacting nations and generations. 

girl_scouts_thumb"What's a Lesotho?"  --  Scouts Learn About Africa

Rural communities on opposite sides of the world are being brought together through ALP.  A Girl Scout Troop in McKinleyville, CA is doing a book drive for Rehauhetsoe Primary School in Butha Buthe, Lesotho.