African Library Project

Children's Library in Swaziland

11/02/2017 to 09/01/2018

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 ...

Hi, My name is Amlak Bantikassegn. My brother Dagim and I enjoyed our first experience of helping to build a library in Sierra Leone so much, that we came back for a second time :) We are collecting 1000 children's books (level for elementary school kids) and raising $500 to accomplish our goal.
Please help us do this!

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

The reason my brother and I are involved with ALP is that we know we are lucky to live in America and to enjoy the educational resources that we are guilty of taking for granted. For the majority of people living in sub-Saharan Africa, that opportunity is hard to come by. Thus, we strongly believe in the mission of African Library Project: to help uplift communities in Africa by working to empower young children with education. This goal is what inspires my brother and I to start this project. We have seen the success of our first project in 2014 (a library in Sierra Leone) and we found such joy and satisfaction from being involved. I hope you can join us in this adventure!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books at pre school 4th grade reading level

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

if you have books to donate please email
and you will be able to receive specific instructions.
We already started collecting books since last November (we have about 250) and we are hoping to reach our goal by September.

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

We are asking family and friends for donations and we are doing a Car Wash at Church to raise the funding. We also are very very happy to accept donations (please email for more information)

Here are some ways that you can help...

You can help us by donating books and funding..please see below for our contact information if you want to help us :)
Thank you very much!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Amlak Bantikassegn

Name: Dagim Bantikassegn

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: May 1 2018)
250 books $200 fundraising

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When spider webs unite, they will tie up a lion: Ethiopian proverb


Thank you to all the people who have donated books and funding towards this project. We sincerely appreciate your generosity!

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