African Library Project

Silicon Valley for Africa Book Drive

07/14/2019 to 08/01/2019
Sunnyvale 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 ...

Silicon Valley for Africa is a book drive initiative started by Saurav and Serena Gandhi in partnership with Cathy Lampman.

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

Living in the Silicon Valley, we have always been surrounded by books. Our libraries are big and hold tens of thousands of books. Each school has their own library that is easily accessible to all students. I have always had an ample amount of books in my life, too many to read. Books are something that we in Silicon Valley take for granted. It is extremely unfortunate that while we, here in Silicon Valley, have all the books we would ever want in our lives, kids in Africa do not have enough books to start a school library. When I heard about the African Library Project, I wanted to contribute to increasing literacy in Africa. The goal of this project is to bring the gift of learning from Silicon Valley to students in Africa.

About our African Partners...

Our African Library partner in Kenya is Ikerege Farmers Co-operative Book Bank.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

- Books at U.S. Pre K to 12th grade reading level
- Must be gently used, and in acceptable condition

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

Start Date: July 14, 2019
End Date: August 1, 2019

If you have books to donate to the Silicon Valley for Africa book drive, please contact, who will reach out to you shortly.

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

We need to raise $125 more for shipping the books to Africa
Please donate money via Paypal to:
Thank you!

Here are some ways that you can help...

1. Donate books: send email to
2. Donate money: send money via Paypal to:

Contact us to find out more

Name: Saurav Gandhi
Phone: 4084202434

Name: Jesika Gandhi
Phone: 4084202434

Progress Report

Our Goal 500 books $0 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 07/14/2019)
1000 books $125 fundraising

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