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March 12, 2013

Promoting Literacy and Opening Libraries in Africa

14120-1By Matia Burnett

The African Library Project – a nonprofit organization that coordinates book drives to build libraries in African nations – celebrated a significant milestone in January by sending its millionth children’s picture book to Africa. ALP relies on the efforts of volunteers in schools, clubs, community groups, and other organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Each book drive is matched with a specific community that has requested a library and has established a space to house the books, often through collaboration with Peace Corps workers and other partnering organizations.

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