African Library Project

Changing Lives in Ghana - Book by book!
Anastasia, Pavani, Judith, Devanshi

12/30/2014 to 04/20/2015
Fremont 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 ...

Our team: Judith Silverberg-Rajna, Devanshi Thakar, Anastasia Ecin, Pavani Malli
We are four juniors at Mission San Jose High School living in Fremont, CA who want to impact lives and make a change.

Our website link:

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

Books are the key to increasing literacy, and literacy is the # 1 tool out of poverty. Giving a child the present of education has no worth. Its price tag is nothing one could ever afford in any lifetime. We want to give these children in Ghana the opportunity to create their own dreams and build a future for themselves.

About our African Partners...

We are starting a primary/junior high school level library in Ghana.
The specific community it will be for is to be determined - we will update that soon!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books at U.S. preschool to 6th grade reading level but ALL books are appreciated and accepted.

Baby board books
Children’s picture books
Children’s fiction and non-fiction
Early readers
BIG books
Teacher's resource books for school libraries
Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
Children’s encyclopedias/picture encyclopedias
Children’s thesauruses
Paperback textbooks in math, English, geography, health, and science at appropriate level (kindergarten to 6th grade). Send no more than two copies of any texbook; these will be used for teacher resources.
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Children's books teaching life skills about health, hygiene, adolescence and careers
Accurate up-to-date atlases
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Educational children's science and literary magazines in good condition
Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

You can also send books from the Amazon wishlist of special books children in Africa can relate to :

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

Contact us or drop off your books in our boxes in the office and library of Mission San Jose High School

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

You can safely and easily donate here:

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate books by contacting a individual below
Donate money on the specified website below in order to help us raise funds to cover the shipping costs and to provide basic manuals for setting up a library.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Anastasia Ecin

Name: Devanshi Thakar

Name: Judith Silverberg-Rajna

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 or more! books $600 fundraising

Even one book or one dollar can make a huge difference towards increasing the literacy rate in Africa and creating a brighter future for underprivileged kids in Ghana! :)


We would like to personally thank each and every single one of our donors for the selfless act of kindness they have preformed towards our cause. But you personally took it into your own hands to change the fate of what life in twenty years could be like for children in Ghana. With a single donation, you have given these children the priceless gift of books. You have given them an equal shot at changing the world, finding a cure to cancer, and being the individual they can only dream of.

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