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Three Times is a Charm

Bar Mitzvah Lucas Popp (13) of Palo Alto, CA tripled his goal of starting a library in Africa by starting three!  He collected, sorted, packed and mailed nearly 3,000 books  to start libraries at Mabele, Isang and Khurutshe Primary Schools in Botswana through the African Library Project.  Lucas collected 1,000 gently used children’s books and raised about $500 to cover the shipping costs to help start each library. Chris Bradshaw Founder/President African Library Project www.africanlibraryproject.org tel/ 1.650.851.3640Facebook: www.facebook.com/africanlibraryproject 984 Libraries, 1,074,000 Books!


African Library Project

African Library Project 5 Thistle St, Portola Valley, CA 94028 Contact: Lauren Small, Executive Director, info@africanlibraryproject.org +1-856-423-7222 Do you love to read? Can you imagine a world without good books?  Many rural African schools/communities have no or very little access to reading material. The African LIbrary Project changes lives book by book by starting small libraries in anglophone African countries. We mobilize US volunteers to organize book drives to provide the books to start or improve libraries in African schools and communities.  Our work makes a concrete and personal difference on both continents. Join us!   For your mitzvah project, help […]


Developing Libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa

African Library Project www.africanlibraryproject.org When you are a teen and first learning about the challenges facing Africa, what can you do to make things better? Bar and Bat Mitzvahs from all over the U.S. have channeled their compassion into starting libraries in Africa as their mitzvah project. They each committed to collect 1000 books and $500 to start a library in sub-Saharan Africa with the African Library Project (ALP). ALP promotes literacy and education in sub-Saharan Africa through developing libraries in schools and villages without access to books. By helping Americans start community libraries with African partners, ALP works to […]