African Library Project

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Bar Mitzvah Jacob GanzBar/Bat Mitzvahs Start ALP Libraries (4/11)

When you are a teen and first learning about the challenges facing the developing world, what can you do to make things better?

Ernest AnkomahALP Expands to Ghana (3/11)

Last spring, Ernest Ankomah called ALP Founder Chris Bradshaw daily…from Ghana. Will you please partner with us to start libraries in Ghana? We will be your best partner ever!

bookdrive_thumbStep Up for Swaziland! (2/11)

We need you to organize a book drive for a library in Swaziland!  We have oodles of wannabe libraries in Swaziland waiting to be matched with a US book drive -- will you be one of them?

thumb_africanLibraryProjectSquareLogoNewsletter 2010 (.pdf)

Our 2010 year in review, celebrating our first five years and 561 libraries!
pdf view 2010 newsletter

child_reading_thumbGive the Gift of Literacy

There are so many great causes.  Why does ALP deserve your end-of-year contribution?

chris_harambee_thumbDear Friends

Our founder, Chris Bradshaw, reflects on 2010 -- 5 years, 561 libraries, over 25,000 American supporters, 223 libraries started this year, and a fabulous Harambee! (OK, it *rhymes* with "pear tree").

NonkululekoThe Story of Nonkululeko, Director of ALP Partner Fundza

I am from a small village in southern Swaziland.  Though I grew up very poor, the last born of twenty-three siblings, I learned that books have hidden treasure, and I dreamt of impacting nations and generations. 

girl_scouts_thumb"What's a Lesotho?"  --  Scouts Learn About Africa

Rural communities on opposite sides of the world are being brought together through ALP.  A Girl Scout Troop in McKinleyville, CA is doing a book drive for Rehauhetsoe Primary School in Butha Buthe, Lesotho.

donations_thumbFive Years of Fabulous Fundraisers!

How do you raise $500 to ship a small library worth of books to Africa?  During our first five years, ALP book drive organizers have concocted all kinds of ways to raise cash for literacy.

1ariel_web_thumb"We Can't Wait to Get Books!"

Students and teachers at Moyeni High School in Lesotho wait for their library with great excitement.