Zambezi Schoolbook Project Celebrates a Decade of Impact

One of our most valued partners, Zambezi Schoolbook Project’s container #1 of library books went into rural schools in Zimbabwe ten years ago this month!

Since that time through this project, more than two million books have gone into over 300 rural school libraries around Zimbabwe bringing libraries to thousands of students who didn’t before have one.

Later this year containers 31-35 are expected and project partners will use them to start new libraries and improve existing ones. The measurable importance of these libraries is that they promote improved literacy allowing more students to pass their grade 7 exams and go on to secondary school.

Says co-founder Claude Mayfield, “As founders of Zambezi Schoolbook Project our accomplishment is finding the best partners in all of Zimbabwe, Children in the Wilderness, Rotary Club Of Harare WestAfrican Wildlife Conservation Fund, Padenga Holdings, Miracle Missions Trust and all their helper groups. Without them and our book sources, Books For Africa and Book Aid International, and our solar lighting partners The Bourke Family Foundation, and our tireless funders, we’d still be trundling around in a 4X4 bringing a few books to a few schools as we started long ago”.

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