Growing Global Leaders on Both Sides of the Atlantic
The African Library Project has an audacious vision: a future where all African children have access to books.
Now we can do even more to reach our audacious goal thanks to a generous three-year grant from the Enlight Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation located in Palo Alto, CA.
Now we can do even more to reach our audacious goal thanks to a generous three-year grant from the Enlight Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation located in Palo Alto, CA. Designed to empower youth from ages 5-25 to become Book Drive Organizers and ALP ambassadors, the grant funding will support ALP’s ability to increase the number of libraries shipped in each of the next three years.
Phase 1, in 2018, will focus on engaging children, teens and young adults in the USA and Canada to become book drive organizers, to add a new African partner country, and to create 306 libraries.
The grant funding includes hiring two additional staff, as well as youth interns, who will conduct youth focus groups to generate ideas on how to engage youth book drive organizers, develop youthoriented marketing tools, connect with youth organizations, and use Google Analytics to track and support progress.
“We are extremely grateful to Xin Liu, the President of the Enlight Foundation, for her support of the African Library Project’s mission,” says Isabelle Mussard, ALP CEO. “This restricted grant will add to ALP’s current efforts to expand our network of book drive organizers and support our African partners. In the next three years, we will create new ways to recruit, retain, and recognize youth who will travel with us on our journey to give more African children access to books.”