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Give the Gift of Literacy
There are so many great causes. Why does ALP deserve your end-of-year contribution?
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").
The 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.
"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.
Five Years of Fabulous Fundraisers!
How do you raise $500 to ship a small library worth of books to Africa? During our first five years, ALP book drive organizers have concocted all kinds of ways to raise cash for literacy.
"We Can't Wait to Get Books!"
Students and teachers at Moyeni High School in Lesotho wait for their library with great excitement.
2010 Compassion in Action Award Winners
Three inspiring book drive organizers accepted the African Library Project’s gratitude and our 2010 Compassion in Action Award at our fall fundraiser.
US Teenager on Shortlist for International Children's Peace Prize
The first-ever American finalist, 15-year-old Tatiana Grossman of Palo Alto, California, is being recognized for helping to start 18 libraries serving 25,000 people in 78 schools and villages in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Magic of Harambee!
This year on 9/11, the African Library Project held its first fancy fundraiser and celebration, called "Harambee!" The word Harambee means "let’s pull together" in Swahili, and that's exactly what we did!
Newsletter 2009 (.pdf)
Our last printed newsletter celebrated an outstanding year for the African Library Project.