Books for All Expanding Thanks to a Partnership with Books for Africa
July 16, 2013 By Worldreader
We’re thrilled to announce that Books For Africa, a leading non-profit shipper of books, has joined forces with Worldreader to send e-books and e-readers to schools and students across Africa in the coming months.
Worldreader’s strength in providing life-changing e-books and e-readers for schools in Africa combined with Books For Africa’s impressive distribution network across the continent will enable thousands of children, families and entire communities to improve their lives.
“It is truly a collaboration that that will allow both organizations to continue doing what they do best and, in working together, increase educational opportunities across the African continent,” said Patrick Plonski, executive director of the St. Paul-based Books For Africa (BFA).
The first order of 50 e-readers under this partnership has been secured by Books For Africa’s strategic partner, the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, for a shipment to Nigeria in the near future to assess the usability of this technology in the country and across Africa and to serve as a model for future shipments.
And here’s what David Risher (our CEO and co-founder) had to say about this exciting partnership: “Once we put an e-reader in a child’s hand, she is able to download new and relevant information with a touch of a button. Now, children and families are empowered with a digital library which holds thousands of relevant books and never closes. We’re thrilled to partner with Books For Africa so that more people can change the world around them.”
Books For Africa, based in St. Paul and founded in 1988 by Tom Warth, has a simple goal: to end the book famine in Africa. Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to Africa, shipping over 28 million books to 49 different countries since 1988.