African Library Project

Empower Thru English Reading

02/10/2018 onward
Phoenix 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 ...

My name is Mikha Kounouho. I am 12 years old and live in Arizona. I am doing a book drive with my family through the African Library Project to collect 1200 books and funding to support the creation of a library for primary school in Lesotho, South Africa.

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

I heard many stories from my Dad about when he was going to school in Africa. There were no libraries in his village, so he didn't have an access to books for reading. He didn't have the experience that I am having along with a lot of others to read those wonderful imaginative stories and neither do a lot of other children in Africa. No stories of princesses, princes and kingdoms. No superheroes, dinosaurs, or talking animals. No magic, wizards, or fairytales. No imaginative books to inspire their writing.
I love reading so so much. Books have helped me discover new worlds of imagination I never could have unlocked without their help. Now I can't imagine a world without books since they are such a huge part of my life. I want to give other children in Africa like him a chance to experience reading. Giving them a chance to visit the wonderful lands behind those pages and to improve their reading and writing skills which can lead to their success in life.

About our African Partners...

Mosalla Primary School(Mphanya Jobo Library)

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Preschool - 4th grade books, math, English, geography, health, and science textbooks for this level, and children's thesaurus/dictionary/atlas.

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

For picking up donations,
Call: (480)648-3323 or

If mailing the books is more convenient,
Mail to: P.O. Box 10254 Glendale, AZ 85318.

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

Financially support us at:

Here are some ways that you can help...

Tell a friend about the book drive. We really do appreciate the help in spreading the word for the cause. Feel free to email us for a copy of the flyer.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Empower Thru Reading
Phone: (480)648-3323

Progress Report

Our Goal 1200 books $700 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: February 11, 2018)
1200 books $626 fundraising

We have reached are goal of 1200 books!
Thank you for your support!

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