RELX Group

RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. The company has generously supported our work since 1990.

By donating books, time and money from across many parts of their business, the partnership has found innovative ways to build on our mutual strengths. Since 2004 RELX Group has donated over 1,500,000 books.

Elsevier volunteers packing books

Our partnership with RELX comprises corporate support from across the businesses within the group including Elsevier, LexisNexis, Reed Business Information and Reed Exhibitions. We also receive generous donations from staff in their offices in Amsterdam, London, Japan and the United States.

Over the years, RELX’s financial support has enabled us to increase access to books material and information for children and young people in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zanzibar.

In recent years, RELX supported our Book Havens programme in Uganda, creating vibrant, inspiring reading spaces for over 11,000 young people in the slum areas of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city.

In 2019 RELX sent a team of RECAREs employees to see our work first-hand and help us refurbish a Children’s Corner in Ghana. The team visited Koforidua Children’s Corner to see the final phase of the transformation of the library space for children and also visited a well-used children’s corner at the Accra Central Library. Read more about their trip on p. 55 of RELX’s 2019 Corporate Responsibility report here.

Our partnership with RELX is one of our longest corporate relationships, and we are delighted that RELX continues to value the partnership as well:

“We are continually inspired by Book Aid International. We have had a strategic partnership for over 10 years and counting because of their focus on impact and effectiveness – furthering knowledge, literacy, opportunity and hence development in sub-Saharan Africa. Their mission to transform lives through reading aligns with RELX Group’s dedication to universal, sustainable access to information. They do a lot with finite resources and make our involvement easy and fun.”

 – Dr. Márcia Balisciano MBE, Director of Corporate Responsibility, RELX Group

We would like to thank RELX for their ongoing generosity, and we look forward to many more years of partnership!

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