Conducting a book drive for the African Library Project was a perfect fit for Midland Elementary School for many reasons. We were looking for an internationally-focused, education-related project to do that didn’t require a large cash contribution and had opportunities for hands-on engagement by our students. In addition, the ALP project provided a perfect opportunity to help the children in our town learn more about Africa.
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It is our great privilege to write this letter to you, thanking you for receiving such wonderful and interesting novels you donated to us as Ebenezer High School.
They reached us at the right time when we needed them the most. Students read them with pleasure such that they find no need to go to the libraries around town, since the school is located on the outskirts of town. We have students who are more than 1000 in number, which allows them to read one book after another because of the number of novels we received from you.
I am Jessy Mphunda, Assistant Librarian for the University of Malawi-Chancellor College. I have worked with the African Library Project as a Malawi Partner since 2012, first when I worked for the Malawi Institute of Education, now as I work with Chancellor College.
From the beginning, ALP has been committed to promoting literacy, i.e. reading, writing and critical thinking, through the establishment of small libraries in rural communities in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Swaziland and Lesotho.
My name is Divya Prakash, and I am a 15-year-old high school sophomore from Fremont, California. I’ve been involved with the African Library Project for the past 3 years. My team and I have coordinated the shipment of nearly 6,000 books to four diﬀerent African nations!