African Library Project

Sierra Leone Community Book Drive!

05/15/2017 to 08/31/2017
San Ramon CA

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 ...

Hello! My name is Singaravelavan Rajesh. I am a rising Junior attending Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, CA. Ever since I was 6 years old, books have inspired me to explore the world. Literature has made a big impact in my life so I wanted to help others receive the same opportunity I got. I am aiming to collect over 1000 books and $500 in order to start a library in the rural towns of Africa and I need everyone's help to reach that goal.

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

To me, education and imagination are essentials of life. I found both of them in books. I can not imagine what it would be like to not have access to books at all. The best gift to can give a child is the oppurtunity to expand their imagination. Starting a community library in Sierra Leone will give many people a better education and more opportunities in life. This library will make a lasting impact on so many in Sierra Leone!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Our goal is to collect 1,000 books!
For a community library, we need books that range from pre-school to 8th grade reading level.

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

Please contact us and we will be happy to pick up your books or you can always drop them at our house. We are planning to put bins around local libaries too.

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

Monetary donations in any amount will help pay for shipping costs.
You can donate directly to African Library Project via the link below:
It is important to use the book drive code SL5-19

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please spread the word about our project to others!! Getting the word out is the best way to help us reach our goal.

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Contact us to find out more

Name: Singaravelavan ( Vela ) Rajesh
Phone: (925)-759-5555

Name: Kameswari Rajesh

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 8/27/17)
1006 books $ fundraising


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