COVID-19 Updates: doing good at home

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge and disrupt communities around the globe, the African Library Project is working to continue to get books into the hands of eager readers. Below is a partial list of the actions we are taking, which we will continue to update:

african library project – one box

Due to a wonderful response to our ONE BOX project, we have managed to fill all the applications for libraries in our Malawi container! Please continue to save your gently used children’s books as space permits, for use in a future book drive, or ONE BOX project. We will update our website as soon as we have mailing dates for upcoming containers, so please check back often. Thank you for your support!

donating masks in the bay area

During this time of need, the African Library Project is also pulling together to support the San Francisco Bay Area we call home. We are proud to partner with HomeFirst to donate reusable face masks to homeless community members in need. For each $25 donated, we’ll send one mask to HomeFirst. Help us reach our goal donating 300 masks this month by donating. You can also create a peer-to-peer fundraiser on Facebook.

educational updates on the impact of covid-19 in africa

Working closely with our partners on the ground, we plan to bring you a series of online discussions and website content about how the communities and schools we serve are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. The best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to our newsletter below or follow us on social media.

COVID Updates – Botswana

Our staff is collaborating with our partner in Botswana, the Botswana Ministry of Education and Skills Development, to bring you updates on the libraries and communities we serve and how they have been affected by the novel coronavirus. Updates on our work in...

COVID Updates – Uganda

Our staff is collaborating with our partners in Uganda, enjuba and Firm Foundation Education Trust (FFET), to bring you updates on the libraries and communities we serve and how they have been affected by the novel coronavirus. Updates on our work in Uganda: Our 2020...

COVID Updates – Kenya

Our staff is collaborating with our partners in Kenya, Rongo University and Kibabii University, to bring you updates on the libraries and communities we serve and how they have been affected by the novel coronavirus. Updates on our work in Kenya: Our 2020 container...

COVID Updates – Ghana

Our staff is collaborating with our partner in Ghana, the Michael Lapsley Foundation, to bring you updates on the libraries and communities we serve and how they have been affected by the novel coronavirus. Updates on our work in Ghana: We are actively seeking book...

COVID Updates – Lesotho

Our staff is collaborating with our partners in Lesotho, the Lesotho Ministry of Education and Training and US Peace Corps, Lesotho, to bring you updates on the libraries and communities we serve and how they have been affected by the novel coronavirus. Spreading...

COVID Updates – Sierra Leone

African Library Project is collaborating with our partner in Sierra Leone, Reading Initiative Salone (RISE) Network, to learn about how Sierra Leone and the library communities we serve have been affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Stay tuned for more updates...

COVID Updates – Malawi

Working closely with our partners on the ground in Malawi, the Development Aid From People to People (DAPP Malawi) and Wungwero Book Foundation (WBF), African Library Project is learning how Malawi and its education system and libraries have been affected by the...