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JessyI am Jessy Mphunda, Assistant Librarian for the University of Malawi-Chancellor College.  I have worked with the African Library Project as a Malawi Partner since 2012, first when I worked for the Malawi Institute of Education, now as I work with Chancellor College.

From the beginning, ALP has been committed to promoting literacy, i.e. reading, writing and critical thinking, through the establishment of small libraries in rural communities in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Swaziland and Lesotho.


My name is Divya Prakash, and I am a 15-year-old high school sophomore from Fremont, California. I’ve been involved with the African Library Project for the past 3 years. My team and I have coordinated the shipment of nearly 6,000 books to four different African nations!

This year eight ALP book drive organizers received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their work helping to start libraries in Africa. The awardees range in age from 10-17 and live all across the U.S. from California to New Hampshire. They share a dedication to literacy and community service!

ALP TrainingJames Reindl is a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer serving with his wife, Graca, in the Volta Region of Ghana. A journalist by trade, he and his wife are agriculture volunteers in Wusuta-Anyafo, specializing in raising animals, including, chickens, ducks, Guinea fowl, rabbits, snails and a dog and a cat.  The Reindls have lived in Ghana since October 2014 and are in charge of PC-Ghana's book distribution project called Ghana Get Some Books.