Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Book Aid International is a small charity organization based in South London.Book Aid International increases access to books to support literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Its one of one of the world's foremost library development charities and provide around half a million books to libraries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Occupied Palestinian Territories every year. They support libraries in schools, refugee camps, prisons, universities, communities and more. As well as donating books, they also support libraries by providing grants for purchasing books locally, maintaining library buildings or training for library staff.

In sub-Saharan Africa 162 million adults are illiterate and most people simply cannot afford books of their own. Without literacy people are not able to access education or health-care, take advantage of opportunities for employment, or participate in social, economic and political decisions which affect their lives. And without books, literacy is very hard to foster and maintain.

In a bid to highlight the plight of the African Readers Book Aid toured Nguruman Community Information Center, and filmed a short Documentary on how book changes lives.Enjoy watching....

Nguruman Maarifa Community Resource Centre from Book Aid International on Vimeo.