Although we were unable to celebrate World Book Day this year (due to the adverse weather conditions), we are proud to say that our donation of old mathematics text books was received by the charity Books2Africa.
Our donation (of four 20kg boxes) helped reach a total of 388 boxes donated throughout February. This will go some of the way to meeting the 70,331 books that were requested by individuals and institutions across Africa through 45 book request applications via the Books2Africa website in February.
The books shipped have led to the creation of libraries (within schools, academic institutions, communities) and improvement in teaching and learning. You can read the most recent impact report from Ghana, where 1,049 books were donated by Books2Africa by clicking here.
New data from UNESCO and World Bank now suggest 90% of children (202 million children) who go to school in Africa would not be able to read or write after finishing school. In light of this sad fact, the need for quality educational materials is more crucial than ever… and we are pleased, that in some small way, or donation has had a positive effect.