African Library Project

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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.

donations_thumbFive 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.

1ariel_web_thumb"We Can't Wait to Get Books!"

Students and teachers at Moyeni High School in Lesotho wait for their library with great excitement.

award_thumb2010 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.

thumb3US 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.

thumb3The 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!

thumb_africanLibraryProjectSquareLogoNewsletter 2009 (.pdf)

Our last printed newsletter celebrated an outstanding year for the  African Library Project.

pdf view 2009 newsletter