Organization of the Month: BBALP

Sandra Appiah August 15, 2011


Organization of the Month: BBALPWith a book you will never feel alone! I am a person who travels often for work, and I always carry a book with me. Whether I am waiting in an airport, sitting on an airplane, alone in my hotel room, or eating by myself in a restaurant, I am always in good company with a good book.

I recently traveled to Africa (Ghana) for the first time. Like many who have gone before me, I fell in love with the people and place. Also like many who have gone before me, I returned home with a desire to help Africa grow and develop. As with any developing country there is a need to build schools, hospitals, and other areas of infrastructure. Ultimately I have chosen to help Ghana develop by supplying something that is very close to my heart: Books!"

– Bisila Bokoko (Founder)


BBALP is a non-profit, non-partisan international organization headquartered in NY with subsidiaries in Ghana, France, and Spain. The BBALP’s mission is to promote literacy among the African people building well equipped, modern and sustainable efficient libraries in with the aim to share the gift of ideas and education with Africa.


To share the gift of literacy with Africa!
To build energy efficient libraries starting in Ghana and going through Africa.
To furnish up-to-date, well-targeted books and periodicals to support existing library collections.
To create employment in the communities where the libraries reside.
To provide the right environment for students to study.
To provide opportunities for cultural and technical exchanges between libraries and communities.


Bisila Bokoko Africa Literacy Project from MannySkillz Filmz on Vimeo.

Last Edited by: Updated: September 15, 2018


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