Harambee! on a screen near you

The African Library Project’s mission is to create and improve libraries throughout African communities. We support this mission through our annual FUNdraiser – Harambee!. This year Harambee! is going virtual. It wasn’t an easy decision to move our celebration online but we are committed to getting books into the hands of African youth. The best part of going virtual is anyone – including you – can join the party.

Let’s all pull together and celebrate 15 years of creating and improving libraries!

3,086

Libraries within 12 Countries

3.1+

Million Books Shipped

1,500+

partnerships 

Introducing our guest speaker

Deborah Ahenkorah Osei-Agyekum

Growing up in Accra, Ghana, Deborah Ahenkorah Osei-Agyekum often wondered why the storybook characters she loved did not look like her. Starting as a teenager, she has built and led several organizations all of whose goals have been to give children across Africa culturally-relevant books to fall in love with. Her publishing house, African Bureau Stories, is committed to providing increased opportunities for African writers and illustrators to publish locally and internationally. Deborah also established the Golden Baobab Prize, the prestigious literary award which over the past ten years has discovered and supported children’s book authors and illustrators across Africa.

Deborah has championed and advocated for the African children’s literature industry from grassroots levels to large global stages such as the World Economic Forum. She is an award-winning entrepreneur and her work has been celebrated by international organizations such as Echoing Green, the Aspen Institute and the Grinnell Prize for Social Justice. She is a recipient of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award given by His Highness the Aga Khan and the government of Canada recognizing her efforts to promote African children’s literature as a way to build a more inclusive world. Deborah is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and lives in Accra with her husband and little boy.

glimpse our silent auction

Bidding Open October 1-3, 2020

Tune in on October 1-3, 2020 to check out (and bid on!) our curated auction items from authentic African art pieces to fitness classes to wine-tasting packages.

Become an african library project sponsor

Our sponsorships allow organizations and supporters alike to aid us in our mission of changing lives, book by book.

Harambee! 2020 sponsor spotlight

Thanks to the Shoemaker family for their generous donation to help support our mission of changing lives, book by book.