Whether we are distributing books to school children, introducing medical strategies to combat the spread of hivaids, supporting small businesses for women, or. They have been sent to south africa and its neighboring countries to relieve a bit of the book shortage there. Book aid international works in partnership with libraries in africa by providing books, resources and training to support an environment in which reading for pleasure, study and lifelong learning can flourish. Large dropoffs two or more pallets of book donations must be scheduled. Paul, minnesota dedicated to helping end the book famine in africa. If you are interested in donating books to countries overseas, there are. These resources can be accessed from our website and mobisite. There is growing concern about the level of debt accumulated by countries such as ghana and zambia.
Donors may choose to send their books to a program based on location, mission, or subjects requested. Multilateral agencies and their global funding programs for ngos more recent news and resources from donor agencies around the world more. Accordingly, books for africa does not sell or share donor information with other nonprofit or forprofit organizations. Aid for africa is a unique partnership of select nonprofit organizations, all dedicated to solving the complex, interrelated challenges facing sub saharan africa. Books for africa is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting, sorting, shipping, and distributing books to children and adults in africa.
Home book donation programs libguides at american library. Alternatively, contact one of our africa distribution offices to request less than 1,000 books from their available stock. It costs about 50 cents to send a book from the united states to africa. Each book delivered opens doors for an african learner. Together, we can send 1 million books annually by joining our book club.
The bureau of population, refugees, and migration prm. This project will not only benefit them musically but also help them with reading and doing research. Black history month is coming and i would love to put on a presentation for the school community. Code book donations for development mauro rosi of unesco produced a handbook of information for donors and recipients of book donations projects. Secondary schools in africa bookfriends international book. Books for africa books for africa is the largest shipper of donated books to the african continent. So many of us have books piling up in corners, lining up along the floor, stacked in piles on desks, overflowing from our bookshelves. International book project for donations of books to ngos. Our recent report which surveyed high net worth hnw giving in sa for 2010 the giving report showed that 93. Applicants must fill out an ibp application to receive books. Directory of international donor and development organizations preface i. List of additional donors funding indigenous projects last update, november 2006. Books for africa ships their books in containers that are paid for by public contributions.
For donors international donations program research. To better incorporate social studies into our language arts curriculum, i am choosing books based on geographic areas of the world 5th graders are required to study, africa being one of them. Addressing irregular migration flows to south africa. Mar 27, 2012 however the logistics for book donations in addition to policies imposed by employers make this wish a costly exercise.
Bfa collects, sorts and ships donated textbooks, reference and general reading books, as well as computers and ereaders, throughout africa. Schools, preschools, childrens homes, street childrens organisations, refugee camps or any other organisation with a socioeducational focus. The years between now and 2030 are critical for building africas human capital. Books for africas commitment to the protection of personal information. International book donors and public libraries as partners in primary school literacy development in kenya. To find them, try a web search for book donations or. Read to rise is a nonprofit organisation committed to promoting youth literacy in schools in south africas underresourced communities.
The increasing importance of nontraditional donors such as china has meant that the economic and political stronghold of western. Since our founding in 1988 books for africa has distributed over 24 million books to children in 46 african nations. African library project creating african libraries by organizing the shipment of gentlyused books through book drives in the united states. Read to rise is a nonprofit organisation committed to promoting youth literacy in schools in south africa s underresourced communities. Books for africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the african continent, shipping over 47 million books to all 55 countries on the african continent since 1988. We do not store credit card details nor do we share financial details with any third parties. In december 2003, a new head office was established in johannesburg, south africa, and began. When you donate, you will receive an automatic thank you letter.
Nalibali aims to get multilingual stories to families and caregivers across the country through our digital platforms, and fortnightly newspaper supplement. Please help books for africa give the priceless gift of learning to children in africa by donating today. Donate to children in africa compassion international. In africa, support is channelled through the global fund and unaids and through partnerships in strategic areas where australia can influence and add value. As the name indicates, we firmly believe that children need to read in order to rise in their personal development and contribution to society. For many children in africa, the gift of books truly is a gift of hope. Aid for africa is a unique partnership of some 85 select nonprofits, all dedicated to solving the complex, interrelated challenges facing sub saharan africa. Dec 22, 2005 books for africa makes it clear that shipping is the programs largest expense. In general iom receives funding through the membership of its member states.
As the name indicates, we firmly believe that children need to read in order to rise in their personal development and contribution to society children who love reading, excel at school and go on to become constructive members of society. Books delivered to students and teachers in africa. How and why china became africas biggest aid donor. Book aid international is the uks leading international book donation and library development charity. The international book project accepts requests for books from organizations throughout the world, such as churches, missionary groups, primary and secondary schools, community and school libraries, universities, and the u. T makes donations to nonprofit organizations that are empowering other nonprofits and the underserved through innovative uses of technology. In his book emerging africa, kingsley chiedu moghalu suggests that perhaps the main element that has caused the underdevelopment of the african continent is foreign aid. Our mission is to promote education and literacy while broadening americans understanding of their neighbors, which we achieve by annually sending more than. To attend the meeting or learn more about the donor circle for africas activities, please contact donorcircleforafrica. Bfa has delivered over 47 million books, serving all 55 african countries since 1988. According to their website, they have donated three million books and 93 computers and ereaders in the. The local donation program of the international book project is always looking to expand and provide literacy to those in need. A university library has recently used a book collection agent, who in turn sale the books through amazon and then reward the library with approximately 20p per book. Directory of international donor and development organizations.
Bookfriends international book donations secondary. Traveling donors is a fullservice international egg donor program that specializes in the matching of intending parents and egg donors across the globe including south africa, china, hong kong, bangkok, india, kuala lumpur, mexico, usa. Directory of available resources from donor agencies for books, journals and library development. Books for africa makes it clear that shipping is the programs largest expense. Jan 24, 2019 the local donation program of the international book project is always looking to expand and provide literacy to those in need. Commonwealth higher education support scheme, 1991. Give the gift of literacy when you donate your used books to charity. Bookfriends international is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to helping educate students in secondary schools in africa by providing books, supporting educational materials and services. Assessing the role of foreign aid, donors and recipients. The donors listed to the left have all funded projects based in africa. Yet a severe book famine often stands in their way. Your taxdeductible support to help children in africa provides the vital resources these vulnerable children need to escape what is often a.
Regional directory of donors providing financial support in the instrument for preaccession assistance ipa countries, with 510 donors and calls for proposals available for civil society organisations csos in albania, bosnia and herzegovina, kosovo, macedonia, montenegro, serbia and turkey. Trust is a charitable fund developed by internet entrepreneurs and philanthropists devoted to using technology to improve the world. At books for africa, we attach a very high value to the privacy of our donors. Books for africa has shipped more than 33 million books to 49 different countries since 1988. So far, thanks to a lot of generous contributions, more than 150,000 books have been donated over the past ten years. Books for africa will ship to any location in africa where a sponsor is ready to receive and distribute books. The african library project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in africa. Books for africa receives funds for the shipment of books to africa, and this is the organizations only program. You can organize book donation exercise following the steps described above. Directory of book donation programs university at albany. Since its founding in 1988, books for africa has shipped more than 27 million textbooks and library books to 48 african countries. Since then, hundreds of thousands of generous people have donated to children in africa through our child sponsorship program.
Apply online to request a shipment of 1,000 or more primary, secondary or university books from our uk office. Iom south africa would like to thank the following donors for their continued support of iom activities in the south africa and the region. From the first 1,100 books that were sent to south africa in 2007, the project has continued to grow every year. Giving is a way of life for these donors, with most having given to social causes for at least 10 years. Be thoughtfultips on donating used books if you are interested in donating books to countries overseas, there are several organizations that distribute books to other countries. Thats because donors with geneticallysimilar blood are more likely to be a match for patients from the same ethnic background. Seeking book donations book donation programs libguides. Whether we are distributing books to school children, introducing medical strategies to combat the spread of hivaids, supporting small businesses for women, or finding new approaches to protect endangered elephants and lions, aid for. The principal focus for australias support to the global hiv effort will continue to lie with the asia pacific region, particularly papua new guinea, east and south asia and the pacific island countries. If you have an organization and would like to be considered for a local book donation please fill out our local donations application. This includes textbooks, library books, law libraries, and agricultural books in. International book donors and public libraries as partners. Peter mose school of languages and literatures, rhodes university, grahamstown, south africa russell kaschula rhodes university, grahamstown, south africa library management.
Jan 24, 2019 this is a selective listing of some of the groups and organizations that accept book and magazine donations. Paul and atlanta, georgia, bfas mission is to end the book famine in africa. The international book project ibp is a registered 501 c3 notforprofit organization, founded by harriet van meter in 1966, which has sent more than 7 million books abroad. We welcome any donors who would like to drop in for thoughtful conversation and action.
However the logistics for book donations in addition to policies imposed by employers make this wish a costly exercise. Our donors wish to send their materials to those most desperately in need. Listings are organized geographically please use the index to the right to locate programs in specific countries. Giving is a way of life for these donors, with most having given to. There are many, many worthwhile groups, many of them with a more local scope. Books for africa is a humanitarian relief supplies charity located in saint paul, mn. In the latest in our popular book club feature, jonas bunte draws on his important work raise the debt to explain how african countries borrow money, who they borrow it from, and what this means. My students each need the book, a long walk to water. Investing in youth, selected as the african unions main focus in 2017, is imperative and needs to be complemented by an equally strong emphasis on investing in.
An overview on book donation practice in francophone africa. The years between now and 2030 are critical for building africa s human capital. The list has been broken into four broad project categories. Many of these organizations distribute books overseas at no cost to the donating person or library other than shipping costs to the u. Books for africa partners with recipients in africa to ship sea containers of books each 40foot container holds about 22,000 donated books. Our grassroots approach mobilizes volunteers, young and old, in the united states and canada to organize book drives and help establish small libraries in rural african communities. Children and adults in africa are hungry to read, hungry to learn. We believe education is key to developing young minds. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. International book donation programs everyone should know.
Donate books to charity free nationwide book donation pick up. Books for africa takes the privacy of donors very seriously. Home international donations program research guides. International donation and shipment of books about ala.
The donor circle for africa meets the fourth friday of every month from 10 a. One of the largest international book donation programs in the world, and the largest one dedicated to the african continent, is books for africa. Over 41 million books have been shipped by books for africa. The geographic index will help locate the need in a particular area of the world, or scroll down to find a list of organizations indexed by subject. Africanamerican blood donors hold the power to save other africanamericans in need of a blood transfusion. Books for africa provides the gently used or new donated books, and the recipient organization in africa or their financial supporters worldwide pay the shipping costs and distribute the books. To find potential sources of funding, the first step is to identify funders that give money to organizations based in africa.
Donor circle for africa silicon valley community foundation. Additionally, books for africa allows donors to target donations to specific countries and provides feedback to donor when books have been shipped to their countries. Scolma is grateful to hans zell and raphael thierry for choosing to publish their full length study of book donation programmes in africa in our pages. African library project sends english language books, which are collected through book drives. The organizer must see to it that all of the above are in place and their roles are clearly defined in order to avoid a futile exercise. We are still accepting donations of books to be sent to africa, as well as.
Bilateral agencies and their development cooperation programs that provide financial support to ngos around th world more multilateral funds for ngos. In the latest in our popular book club feature, jonas bunte draws on his important work raise the debt to explain how african countries borrow money, who they borrow it from, and what this means african countries frequently borrow money. Books for africa is rated 4 out of 4 stars by charity navigator. Although book donation programmes do not address the infrastructural problems facing many institutions in. Priority is given to organisations in townships and informal settlements, especially in remote rural areas. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Our vision is a world where everyone has access to the books that will enrich, improve and change their lives. He argued that donors do not know which investments are appropriate for developing countries and that aid not only fails to jumpstart growth, but actually hinders it. My students need 5 djembe drums as well as a technique book for playing.
While our focus is not book donation, we do work with and recommend partner organisations and ngos that provide book donation resources for those looking for. Books for africa s mission is to end the book famine in africa. Books2africa is a uk charity that collects and sends donated books to increase the quality of education in africa by helping individuals and communities to access, read, and understand books, and to extend the life and impact of books by decreasing book waste and increasing book readcycling. In south africa alone, there are more than 100,000 registered nonprofit organisations and in kenya the number of ngos grew by over 400% between 1997 and 2006. Our method makes a concrete and personal difference for children and. List of additional donors financing participation of indigenous participants to the working group on indigenous populations and permanent forum on indigenous issues. We do not include private colleges especially those that charge high tuition fees, foundations of corporate firms, individuals, or other welloff entities.
Moreover, they have books available in all 11 south african languages. We partner with various donors and recipients to facilitate the process and work to fundraise and. All biblionef requires is a letter of motivation with information about your organisation, the. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Top ten donors for hiv and aids projects worldwide. Founded in 1988, books for africa bfa collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to children in africa. Traveling donors traveling donors international reputed. Your donation towards sponsoring a container to the central african republic helps put books into the hands of african children who are eager to. Book donations, but at what price, and in exchange for what. Books to africa international is a uk registered charity 1152599 an organisation in special consultative status with the united nations economic and social council ecosoc since 2017. School aid provides sustainable literacy development programmes for children and young people in africa. Since 1988, books for africa has shipped over 47 million highquality books and served all 55 african countries. Groups and organizations are named for informational purposes only.561 1036 1058 122 859 554 1148 529 574 1445 861 646 1505 541 616 834 520 1503 25 1255 87 65 1181 1294 380 988 1240 671 499 789 247 172 432