Filling Bookshelves with Hope


I was eleven, on summer vacation, when my mother gave me the last book she’d ever give me, Little Women (Louisa May Alcott), before she passed away a few months later. To this day I still have that book, it’s a little tattered, but it still has all the pages. Years later I reflected on getting that particular book from my mother and realized her gift started me on my path to writing. I understand how important it is for children to build an affection for reading and a book in the hands of a child can do wonders.

Books For Africa (BFA) strive to make changes in the lives of  many people in Africa by giving them books. BFA is an organization that collects donated books and ships them to various parts of Africa. Children and adults with literacy difficulties are provided with books that can help fill library shelves and classrooms.

At Books For Africa, we believe that education is the great equalizer in the world, and books are at the foundation of a strong educational system. For many children in Africa, the gift of books truly is a gift of hope. The mission of Books For Africa is to end the book famine in Africa. With your help, we will help create a culture of literacy and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa.

We’re in an era where technology is king, but fortunately for some people who are comfortable with the basics, the printed material can still bring excitement. Find out more information about this organization and how you can help by visiting their website Books For Africa.

Casually speaking and all the best,
Mercedes

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2 comments

  1. One of the mentors with our program told me about Books for Africa. What a great organization! By the way, have you read a good book lately? If so, what was it?

    Christal Reynolds

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