African Library Project

Rachelle, Editha and Veronica's Early Literacy Project

04/01/2014 to 05/28/2014
New York City NY

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 ...

We are a group of friends advocating reading for children in Africa.

Our website link:
Dr. Rachelle H. Ramos Facebook

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

Reading is empowering.

About our African Partners...

Chimwembe Full Primary School in Malawi, Africa.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books at US preschool to 8th grade reading level.

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

If you have books to donate, please email me at and volunteers can pick up the books at a convenient location for you.

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

$ 500 shipping for the books to Africa. If you want to donate kindly email me at

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate books, donate money, come to a book packing party (May 28, 2014),
donate school or teacher supplies, ask others to donate, or just come by and share some stories, laughter with us. We will visit the library in Malawi, Africa this summer. You are also welcome to join us:)

Contact us to find out more

Name: Rachelle H. Ramos, MD

Name: Editha Quiambao

Name: Veronica Terra

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books books $$500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: )
700 books $200 fundraising

We will ship the books on Wednesday May 28,2014.

Love of reading books is a head start for children to be empowered.


Many Thanks to Queens library, friends, family,colleagues for donating books and shipping fees. Thank you to Editha and Veronica my team mates for this library project and volunteers picking up the books.

Tips for Other Book Drive Organizers

Do this with love, enjoy the process and everything else will fall into place:)

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