Book Aid International

Book Aid International

Charity information

Book Aid International

Book Aid International increases access to books and supports literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa, we also have a small programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Founded 1954

  • Mission statement

    Books Change Lives

    Literacy is a fundamental human right. It is crucial in ensuring that people have the capacity to make informed decisions and participate in social development. Poverty goes hand in hand with illiteracy. Without literacy people do not have the capacity to access education or health care, to take advantage of opportunities for employment, or to participate in the social, economic and political decisions which affect their lives.

    Every year, Book Aid International provide over half a million books and other reading materials to partners in 12 sub-Saharan African countries (see list below).

    These books have been donated to us brand new by UK publishers, and closely match the needs of our local partners. We ensure that we receive continuous feedback from partners as to what the changing local needs in their communities are, and what materials we can best provide to meet those needs. The quality of the books we provide is consistently very high, and we are considered a world leader in book donation programmes.

    Where we work:
    Cameroon
    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
    Kenya
    Malawi
    Namibia
    Palestine
    Somalia
    South Sudan
    Tanzania
    Uganda
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe

  • Aims

    Book Aid International aims to:

    • Book Aid International increases access to books and supports literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1954

    Registered Charity Number: 313869

    Phone number: 020 73265826

    Address: 39-41 Coldharbour Lane Camberwell London SE5 9NR

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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