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African Library Project

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • International


PO BOX 24556Oakland, CA 94623 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the African Library Project is to increase literacy in Sub Saharan Africa by starting and improving small school and community libraries while increasing understanding among U.S. children and adults about Africa.


The African Library Project is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2005, we have shipped over 2.2 million books and started or improved 2,293 school and/or community libraries in Lesotho, Cameroon, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Botswana, Swaziland, Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Malawi.


Would you recommend African Library Project?
3 reviews Write a review
by chris b. (Administrator for this Organization) (November 18, 2012)
The management team is all volunteer, but so organized, passionate, knowledgeable and talented. It is a pleasure to volunteer with ALP and I've seen the impact of the work firsthand.
by Lisako B. from CA (November 18, 2012)
An Amazing organization that cares tremendously about literacy in Africa. I encourage volunteering for this all volunteer grass roots organization.
by Deborah L. (February 3, 2011)
I'm doing my first book drive with ALP right now, and I love it--everything is so well organized. I really feel like I am making a difference and everyone is excited to help me.

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