African Library Project

JFK Memorial Human Rights Club Book Drive!

01/06/2016 to 03/24/2016

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 ...

the Youth for Human Rights Club at JFK Memorial High School

Our website link:

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

Everyone in this world deserves the ability to read. By starting a library in Africa we intend to assist those in need on their path to literacy.

About our African Partners...

We are partnering with Akumfi Ameyaw SHTS school in Ghana. It is a secondary technical school which teaches over 2000 students. This library will benefit all of them, and help them grow as well.

School website:

Please contribute these kinds of books...

All books are accepted but please try to donate books suitable for children through grades 3 through 8.
You can also donate educational games and puzzles.
School textbooks (ranging from grades 3 to 8), books about science, and dictionaries have been especially requested by the Akumfi Ameyaw SHTS school.
They are also in need of teacher resource materials such as books, lesson plans, posters and games aimed at improving teaching.

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

Drop them in any of the baskets around town, located at:
JFK Memorial High School
Iselin Middle School
Fords Middle School
Avenel Middle School
Woodbridge Middle School
Kennedy Park School 24
Robert Mascenik School 22
Woodbridge Main Library
Iselin Branch Library
Inman Branch Library
Kumon Center (in Colonia)

(following will be available soon)
Colonia Middle School
Woodbridge Community Center
Indiana Avenue School 18

You can also send them to: Shyama Dave at 614 Cheryl Drive, Iselin, NJ

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

You can donate online either at: or at: with the code 'G7-23'.

Here are some ways that you can help...

We have fortunately collected over 3000 books!!! Now, we need money to ship them, so please help us out by donating!
You can donate online either at: or at: with the code 'G7-23'.
Please email us if you do donate so we know! :)

Contact us to find out more

Name: Shyama Dave
Phone: 7323975997

Name: Aditi Basu

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $1500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: March 19)
3000!! books $400 fundraising

Thank to everyone who has donated!!

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