The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. Our grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to start or improve a library in Africa. Our method makes a concrete and personal difference for children and communities on both continents.
Troops can organize their own drives and get excited about expanding literacy in their own communities as well!
In the United States, volunteers collect, sort, and pack gently-used children's books to ship to specific African communities.
In Africa, ALP partners range from Peace Corps volunteers to school administrators. They receive the books and organize them into libraries to serve local African communities. Along the way, the U.S. donors learn about Africa and develop closer connections to the people in the recipient communities.