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thumb ZwideClassroomSwazi Primary School Eagerly Awaits Library

When Constance Groenich, Principal of Zwide Primary School in Swaziland, told Dudley Butts that her school needed a library, he quickly agreed to help.


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Midland School Discovers Many Ways to Pay It Forward

Midland Elementary School in Rye, New York, began its book drive with the goal of collecting 2000 books to create two libraries, one in Ghana and one in Lesotho. 

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ALP’s New Partner in Malawi Means More Success Stories

In 2004, Khalidwe Jera entered Mtengowambalame Primary School in Malawi.  At that time, he could not read, write or speak English.

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Creativity, Cooperation, And Changing Lives… At Work!

When the employees of Janbala launched a book drive last fall, their motivation was to help create a library in Botswana, but in the process, they strengthened cross-departmental collaboration.


Book Drives Build Leaders

Divya Prakash, a fourteen-year old Book Drive Organizer, feels that ALP has transformed her life.

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2016 Compassion in Action Awards

In 2016 we honored three organizations with a Compassion in Action award.  The award winners, ranging in age from 10 to 88, had two things in common


 ALP Transforms Lives

 Mwza first learned that reading was “cool” at age 10 when the first library—with books donated by ALP volunteers-- was delivered to his village.


Dear Friends

 We’re celebrating three big milestones this year: Starting or improving nearly 2,000 libraries, hiring terrific CEO Isabelle Mussard and beginning work in Kenya! How did we come so far?

thumb_africanLibraryProjectSquareLogoNewsletter 2016

Our 2016 year in review, highlights and fun facts, plus fun stats and figures and lots of pictures!  

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Our 2015 year in review, highlights and fun facts, plus fun stats and figures and lots of pictures!  

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