African Library Project

Silicon Valley for Africa Book Drive

08/01/2018 to 09/15/2018
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 with VT Seva Bay Area.

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...

This book drive benefits Nikiliji High School in Swaziland. This secondary library book drive aims to collect 1,000 new and gently used books, from 4th - 8th grade reading level. Nikiliji High School is a school in rural Swaziland. With the books, Nikiliji High School hopes to help teach students, teachers, administration, and support staff to read. With the help of the library, they hope that teachers and students will be able to develop their vocabulary and broaden their mindsets.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

- Books at U.S 4th grade to 8th grade reading level
- Must be gently used, and in acceptable condition
- Special request from Nikiliji High School: Teacher resource materials, posters and
flashcards in addition to the 1000 books.

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

Start Date: Aug 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 15, 2018

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

Here are some ways that you can help...

1. Donate books!
2. Purchase and Donate educational resources:
> Shop By Grade
> Choose from 4th to 8th Grade Resources
> Before purchasing contact
> Purchase

Contact us to find out more

Name: Saurav Gandhi
Phone: 4084202434

Name: Jesika Gandhi
Phone: 4084202434

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 08/15/2018)
1050 books $500 fundraising

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