From New York to Kenya

From New York to Kenya

Alex Breinin shares the story of his visit to Wema Children’s Centre school in Kenya where students at his former middle school and high school would go on to help start a library with over 1,200 storybooks. There is nothing quite like watching children immersed...
We pulled together – Harambee!

We pulled together – Harambee!

Thanks to the amazing support of our literacy heroes, volunteers, board of directors and staff, our annual fundraiser Harambee! was a smashing success. Together we raised $109,000 in net profit to help increase literacy in our African partner countries by...
Uganda Libraries Serve Refugees from Sudan and DRC

Uganda Libraries Serve Refugees from Sudan and DRC

African Library Project recently partnered with Firm Foundation Education Trust (FFET). Through them, we are providing libraries to two early childhood centers that serve refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. FFET is a grassroots...
Honoring family and friendship through books

Honoring family and friendship through books

Book drive organizer, Christina Herrick writes about how she honored her son’s memory by hosting a book drive with African Library Project. We’re honored to share her story. I imagine my initial reason for wanting to do a book drive for African Library Project...
The Power of Reading by Sankalpa Bhuma

The Power of Reading by Sankalpa Bhuma

Guest blogger and book drive organizer, Sankalpa Bhuma from San Ramon, CA shares her experience as a reader and how it spurred her to volunteer for a larger cause. Towards the end of my sixth birthday, I received what I could only perceive as the ultimate symbol of...