Supporting Book Aid International
For every sale or top up on our special Book Aid International card, 1% of its value is donated to the charity to help us support libraries, literacy and learning in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Book Aid International works in partnership with libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa providing books, resources and training to support an environment in which reading for pleasure, study and lifelong learning can flourish. Every year, the charity provides up to one million new books, donated by publishers, to over 3,400 libraries in Africa. Their work benefits around 35 million people annually through book provision, library development, teacher support and librarian training. Book Aid International has over 60 years’ experience of working in partnership with libraries in Africa and believes that reading can changes lives.
To find out more about Book Aid International, visit: bookaid.org.
So far you've helped send 600 books to libraries in Africa!
Thanks to your support, our Book Aid International gift card has so far raised over £1260 to support the charity’s work in Sub-Saharan Africa. That’s enough to fill a library’s shelves with over 600 brand new books – shelves which could otherwise remain empty.
You have helped to send books to community libraries like the one in Nakaseke in rural Uganda, which has little budget to buy books. Few people have books at home and so the library is a vital place
where the whole community can access the books and information they need. Florence, a bee keeper, uses the library to research techniques, David, 21, has used the library to make the most of his education and now has a place at university, and children like Victoria develop a love of reading through regular visits to the library’s Children’s Corner with their schools and parents.
Want to get involved? There are many ways you can support the charity’s work, from joining its Reverse Book Club to fundraising, volunteering, or becoming a Community Ambassador.