Cambridge University Press Donates 100,000 Books to African Schools


By Maryann Yin Comment

Cambridge University Press will donate 100,000 books to schools in 12 sub-Saharan African countries through a partnership with the nonprofit organization, Book Aid International.

The press release reports: “School libraries in Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland), Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe will each receive 50-100 new and unused copies of each book donated, ensuring that whole classrooms of school children will be able to learn from them.¬†Cambridge University Press has supported Book Aid International for a number of years, but this is the largest single donation to date.”

Since its inception, Book Aid International has supplied 30 million books to developing countries. Every year, approximately 500,000 books are collected and given to sub-Saharan Africa and Palestinian territories.