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ALP in Sierra Leone

The future of Sierra Leone hinges on education that gives children the opportunity to learn, explore and succeed, but as Dr. Bidemi Carroll describes, this effort has been impacted by Ebola.

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Our founder, Chris Bradshaw, reflects on 2014 -- 250 libraries this year, first 30 libraries to South Africa, and 1,292 downloads of our library manual by eager activists worldwide.

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In only two years, Trish Lindsey, a retiree who lives in Chico, California has collected over 12,000 books and has raised the funds to ship them.  Learn about her and the other award winners who inspire us... 

From a Swazi Library to a Swazi Leader

Mzwakithi Shongwe grew up in Siteki, a village of about 6,000 people on the Swaziland border, and is now studying International Policy and Economics at Middlebury College in Vermont.  Read about his journey ...

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"Madam, Ke Kopa Libuka Ea Dora"

Zoe Schroeder, Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, describes the ALP library at Mopeli Primary School, where she teaches English.

thumb_africanLibraryProjectSquareLogoNewsletter 2013 (.pdf)

Our 2013 year in review: 259 new/improved African libraries (1,165 total), reflections on the 4th ("and best ever") African Partner's Summit, notes from Sierra Leone and more!   pdf button View 2013 Newsletter

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Did You Know?

Who started 19 libraries this year?  Who started 47??  Who became the first San Bushman to graduate from high school in Botswana ... ever?

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Yes! We Went to Africa Too!

Twins Alec and Olivia Vercruysse, who have with their family completed 14 book drives, attended the African Partner's Summit in Malawi.  Here are their reflections.

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Veronica's Dream

Book drive organizer extraodinaire Michael Gottfried met Veronica during the Partner's Summit, shared her dream, and was inspired... again.

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2013 Compassion in Action Awards

Two very special awards were granted at this year's African Partners Summit.  Read about the recipients and what they have accomplished.