At Book Aid International we share the power of books and help create a more equal world.
Around the world, there are millions of people who don’t have the books they need. Millions of school children must try to learn to read with just an old textbook, and millions of people have never experienced the joy of settling down with a great book.
That’s why every year we provide over one million new books every year in the places where they will make the biggest difference, and we set up libraries, train people to run them and work with our partners to spark a love of reading.
We work everywhere from refugee camps, prisons and hospitals to remote schools where there has never been a library before. Every book we send is selected in response to partners’ requests, ensuring it meets communities’ needs.
I’ve seen how books give people power. For example, I’ve seen people read books about agriculture and start growing enough food to sell.Rogers Serunjogi, library founder, Uganda
Last year we gave 13.1m people the opportunity to read. But there are so many people worldwide who have no books at all.
Your gift today could put a book into the hands of a Syrian refugee fleeing war, could stock the shelves of a Ukrainian library which has lost its collection in the war or open up a world of possibilities for a child who’s never seen a children’s book before.
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Ahmed Makkour in Syria
The cost of a book could be $100. That $100 could be a month’s worth of food for a whole family.
Daniel James in Malawi
If anyone would want to bring more books to our school, I wish that they should bring more English books. I need more English books
Judith in Malawi
I want my daughter to keep on reading her books. I remind her how this is her chance to have a good life.
Edna Adan Ismail in Somaliland
A step at a time, we fight our battles. But without books, we cannot get out of the situation that we are in.
Fikanayo in Malawi
The internet might tell you something but books are better. They give you more information.
Timothy in Ghana
The books let me feel happy. Goldilocks and the Three Bears is my favourite. Having books in school helps us.