“By partnering with Green Standards, we were able to ship nearly 300 quality textbooks to Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya and the University of Juba in Juba, South Sudan,” said Brady Burke, a senior manager at Textbooks For Change, an organization dedicated to bringing better educational resources to underfunded communities.
Textbooks for Change also channels non-reusable textbooks through the appropriate recyclers to minimize all waste from old texts as well. “The remaining books were then effectively recycled to ensure nothing was wasted.”
The donation came from a London, Ontario-based insurance firm that was looking to revitalize their staff resource library without wasting hundreds of books.
About Textbooks for Change
Textbooks for Change provides affordable and accessible educational materials to students both locally and abroad. They donate thousands of post-secondary textbooks to African universities annually, as well as allocate 50% of proceeds from all books sold to entrepreneurs across the world in the form of microfinance loans. They also help fund socially purposed student clubs on campuses across Canada through our textbook collection drives.
For every textbook donated, they positively impact students around the world. Book by Book.