Today, there are more than 770 million illiterate people in the world, over 300 million children who are not enrolled in school, and hundreds of millions more lack access to books and libraries. Ninety-eight percent of these children live in developing countries, where extreme poverty prevents them from gaining an education. As members of a global community, we must recognize that illiteracy is a major hurdle in improving the quality of life in Africa. BBALP believes in the power of education.
YOU have the power to help to promote literacy in Africa — by learning, volunteering, speaking out and donating. Your involvement with BBALP enables people in Africa to fight illiteracy by creating the possibility to have access to books and places where people can find them! BBALP forms partnerships with companies, individuals, civic groups, and organizations who wish to make a commitment to assisting those in need of literacy in the African continent.
Our goal is to partner with those who demonstrate the same qualities they bring to their professional work: excellence, commitment, innovation, energy, and new ideas.
Together we can give the gift of literacy skills to people in areas without access to a proper education. Make a difference!
Call or email to discuss other ways you can volunteer with us.
Volunteer & Career Opportunities
As a volunteer based non-profit, we will host volunteers in our field libraries and in our offices. We need volunteers to help providing their expertise and to help coordinate the Programs. As we believe that professionalism is key to helping our organization fulfill its mission we aim to attract, develop and sustain a highly qualified and committed leadership team.
For 2011 we expect to be able to hire:
- Deputy Director for Programming
- Director Finance and Administration
- Program and Events Coordinator
- IT Specialist
- Logistics Assistant
- Construction Coordinator
- Book Drive Coordinator
We will keep you posted about the future available careers opportunities!
Local Language Publishing Fund 2015
Education in Africa requires fluency in English or French. Not everyone speaks English and/or French and there are very few books available in the local language. The objective to overcome this problem would be to create a Local Language Publishing Fund in order to provide the community with materials that will inspire them to read, expand their minds, and develop a lifelong love for reading and learning
BBALP provides poor communities with a priceless commodity: Information!
BBALP plans to work towards creating a fund in order to help communities to preserve oral tradition by publishing books in local languages. This is a very ambitious plan, in which we are asking you to help us achieve!
Organizing Book Drives
The best way to collect books is through book drives. You can help by organizing a book drive at your school, in your home, in your local library. We welcome participation by other organizations as well.
Help us get published
Post our projects on your website and ask everyone you know to make a donation. Help us to bring as much traffic possible to our website. Talk about us, and bring people to our events! If you know any media related people, please introduce us to them, or talk to them about us! Use your personal and professional connections to bring media attention and help us to find financial sponsors.
Become a sponsor
85% of Americans have a more positive image of a company that supports a cause they care about. Here are ways your company can get involved:
Your company can invest directly to support BBALP greatest need or you can earmark the donation to a specific program or country. If you are interested in making a direct contribution to BBALP, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can suggest BBALP for corporate funding, or connect us with the right people within the foundation department. We are always looking to expand and diversify our funding base, and we would welcome introductions to any corporate foundation that is interested in supporting educational projects in the developing world. Please contact us via email at email@example.com
You can donate products or services to support BBALP. For additional information about donating new books, please read our Book Donations page. To donate other in-kind gifts, such as construction products, software, hotel rooms and airfares, contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest in BBALP and partnering with us.
BBALP would like to be engaged in partnerships with the business community. These collaborations reflect the recognition that businesses are not only a source of significant donations, but also have the potential to positively impact the lives of the people who we serve and communities in which we work.
The promotional partner should have the potential to raise awareness of BBALP and broaden its donor base. Please submit your request for becoming a promotional partner here. Please be specific, including product if applicable, donation amount, marketing plan, and relevant dates. BBALP will reserve the right of review and approval for all materials using BBALP’s brand, marks, name and logo. Please notice that there is a $5,000 minimum donation for cause-related partnerships. Contact us at email@example.com
Retailers can allow their customers to add a contribution to their purchases through a point-of-sale which help generate customer and employee goodwill. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should this be of interest.
BBALP holds a number of events and we are always in need of companies (local or global) who would be willing to provide sponsorships to help underwrite their costs. Please contact us at email@example.com
Many individuals working in both small and large corporations have launched fundraising campaigns to support one of BBALP projects. Visit our “ways to donate” page for more information on the projects you can support. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NGO and implementing partners
Partner organizations are an important strategic aspect of BBALP business model. Working in collaboration with local NGOs helps us build upon the strengths of existing work and also ensures long-term sustainability of our programs.
Please email us at email@example.com for more information.
Thank you again for your support to BBALP!.
We are looking for a warehouse
Do you own a warehouse and would like to cooperate with us?
We are looking for sponsors to help with the cost of a warehouse rental or provide us with a space to storage donated books; any kind of help will be welcome and appreciated.
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