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Africa Programs

Girls' Education
US$2,500

Fund ten years of girls' education in South Africa or Zambia. This holistic program makes it possible for a girl who would not otherwise have access to an education to attend school through the secondary level.

Sponsors of our Girls' Education program receive an annual Girls' Education Yearbook that describes the program in detail, highlights partnerships, and profiles some of the amazing girls participating in the program.

US$250

Fund one year of a girl's education.

If you are interested in supporting our Girls' Education program, click here.

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Book Publishing
US$30,000

Fund the publication of approximately 9,000 copies of an original local language children's title written and illustrated by local authors and artists in either South Africa or Zambia. Each title is printed in country, supporting the local publishing industry and creating jobs for local authors and illustrators, and then distributed throughout our schools and libraries.

Sponsors of our Book Publishing program will have the opportunity to choose the dedication language that will appear on the inside cover of the book and will receive copies of the book once it is published. See a sample local language book (Adobe PDF, 4.7MB).

If you are interested in donating $30,000 to support our Book Publishing program, click here.

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School Libraries
US$20,000

Sponsor a library in South Africa or Zambia serving hundreds of children a year with books and library resources. Your support funds the creation of a child-friendly learning environment that includes: 1000-1500 local language and English language age-appropriate books, furniture, games, puzzles, posters, library management training, and ongoing monitoring to ensure proper access and usage. Once the library is complete, you will receive a final report detailing the resources provided to the library and the community served to directly connect you with the impact of your gift. You will also receive a year-end update from the Room to Read Country Director detailing the country-wide progress of the program as we scale to more than 13,000 libraries this year.

Download a sample year-end update from Zambia (Adobe PDF, 4.7MB).

If you are interested in donating $20,000 to our School Libraries program, click here.


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US$40,000

Build a stand-alone library building in the local architectural style serving a larger school community in Zambia. Funding provides age-appropriate books, furniture, games, puzzles, posters, library management training, and monitoring to ensure proper access and usage. These libraries serve up to 1,000 students and are filled with 1,500-2,500 local language and English language books.

If you are interested in donating $40,000 to our School Libraries program, click here.



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