• Promoting quality healthcare and education in The Gambia, West Africa through community engagement, project development, and sustainable solutions.

    Hand in Health
  • In partnership with Books for Africa, Hand in Health is sending 1 million books to The Gambia. This initiative will increase educational resources for children in schools and provide Gambians with an opportunity to realize their full potential though education.

    1 Million Books for Gambia
  • A walk across The Gambia to raise awareness about the book famine and distribute 22,000 books to universities, local schools, and co-ops.

    The African Book Walk
  • Hand in Health is partnering with Gambian schools to implement internet-enabled computer labs throughout The Gambia.

    Computer Literacy Centers

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Student Design Books to Address Health Literacy

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A Million Books for Gambia

Gambia has 1.8 million citizens and is the smallest country in Africa. With 1 million books imagine how literacy rates could improve for women and children.

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There is only 1 book for every 1,000 Gambian citizens.

The literacy rate for women and children is 40%.
Through sustainable partnership, the 1 Million Books for Gambia Project will increase literacy, provide educational opportunities and end the book famine in The Gambia.