Every textbook donation positively impacts students around the world.

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Education in East Africa

Education acts as a gateway for millions of young people around the world. It provides young people with the skills necessary to attain personal success and impact their community.

Socioeconomic class should not dictate educational opportunities. Educated youth have the ability to tackle issues surrounding gender equality, literacy rates, and youth employment in order to reduce poverty and foster peaceful societies.

At Textbooks for Change, we believe that access to affordable and accessible education should be a human right for all.


15+ Universities

We’ve partnered with over 15+ universities in East Africa who are looking to better their campus community, including Moi University and Pwani University in Kenya.



500,000+ Students

By donating to libraries, we’ve provided over 500,000 students in East Africa with access to high-quality textbooks and journals.



A donation of 25,000 textbooks has a value of $500,000 USD, providing major cost-savings for universities.

Providing Access to Educational Material

We’ve met and interviewed hundreds of students, professors, and librarians to assess the need for educational material for institutions and individuals.

In East Africa, there is a rapidly increasing student population (there are over 450,000 university students in Kenya!) but university budgets continue to be unpredictable. On top of this, students continue to face internet access and connectivity issues.

We partner with under-resourced universities to donate textbooks to their libraries. Libraries multiply the impact of our donations, providing everyone with the ability to learn.

Environmental Sustainability

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

We repurpose donated textbooks from University and College campuses across North America to reduce waste on campus. Every textbook we receive is reused or recycled, creating amazing environmental impact.

By partnering with like-minded campuses to host dropboxes, we help institutions improve their recycling activities and encourage all students to engage in waste diversion activities.

We are committed to helping campuses sustainably reduce and divert as much waste as possible.

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