On Monday 5th July, Mr Spurgeon and I will once again be driving to Canterbury, Kent, to take many more boxes of old textbooks and reading books to Books2Africa.
As all donations are tracked, I can now provide an update on the books we delivered in September. In October, many of our books arrived at a distribution centre in Jos, Nigeria, and just last week, I received an email to say that the biology books we donated have now been delivered to Health Tutors’ College Mulago, in Kampala, Uganda.
It is so exciting to receive these emails and realise our books will be making a difference.
Just to remind you if you missed it:
Books2Africa is a UK charity that collects and sends donated books to increase the quality of education in Africa. It also extends the life of the books and decreases the number of books that end up in land fill (more than 13 million a year in the UK).
Books2Africa was founded in 2012 by four African students at the University of Kent as a student project – they collected more than 11000 books in their first year and stored them in their student flat and they became a UK registered charity in 2013.
They shipped their first pallet carrying 1067 books to Morocco in February 2014; on 4th May 2019 they shipped their 1 millionth book to Africa.
This small charity deserves recognition for their work and if you are interested in volunteering or donating, then please find more information on their website: books2africa.org.