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Library Projects in Ghana, Botswana, and Zambia

Books for Development is Building Libraries All Across Africa!




Libraries in Ghana

In 2021, Books for Development worked with a non-profit non-governmental organization Ideas and Books in Accra, Ghana to ship approximately 40,000 books that helped establish and support approximately thirty community, secondary and elementary school libraries as well as a large number of book boxes.


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Libraries in Botswana

In 2019, Books for Development worked with a non-profit non-governmental organization BrainPower to ship approximately 40,000 books to Botswana that helped establish a dozen community, secondary and elementary school libraries as well as a large number of book boxes.



Libraries in Zambia

Books for Development collaborated with Game Rangers International to establish six different libraries in and around Kafue National Park as well as a library at Gamer Ranger’s headquarters in Lusaka. Kafue is the largest national park in Zambia, covering an area of about 22,400 square kilometers (similar in size to the state of Massachusetts). It is not only a huge park, but also the home to an incredible collection of animals, including an estimated 152 different species of

mammals.


As a special treat, Books for Development was fortunate enough to secure Liz O’Brien, Head of Gamer Rangers’ Wildlife Rescue Veterinary Unit, a remarkable caretaker for many orphaned elephants to speak at one of its annual luncheons about the development challenges, including lack of educational resources, that Africa faces and its corresponding threat to conservation of its wildlife.



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