ALP’s Impact: Mchedwa Primary School

ALP’s Impact: Mchedwa Primary School

Malawi Needs Libraries Did you know the literacy rate there is 62 percent? Students in Malawi can go for years without having the opportunity to read a book. For comparison, the United States has a 99 percent literacy rate. This disparity often comes down to the...
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...
Here are ways some African countries celebrate books

Here are ways some African countries celebrate books

Across the world, books have made a resounding impact. Whether it be contemporary stories depicting heart-wrenching accounts of what it means to be human or stories that transport readers to fantastical realms, books are a celebrated artform with deep-rooted cultural...