Textbooks are the tools that build an education.

A lack of books means that many children in rural Africa are unable to engage with their lessons or even learn to read. But the right book can inspire a child, and help them get the most from their education.

Your gift could provide 35 textbooks for children desperate to learn. They will be better able to understand their subject, revise for exams and finish primary school.

How it works

Each alternative gift includes a beautiful postcard recognising the contribution made in the recipient's name. It describes how the gift will support education in the communities we work with.

  • Choose an alternative gift
  • If you'd like your gift sent directly to a friend: add a personal message in the box below (to be handwritten on your behalf), then tell us their address on the next page
  • Or, we can deliver a blank card straight to you, so you can add your own greeting

All of our gifts represent aspects of real long-term projects in rural Africa. As the need for funding and support can change within each community we partner with, your gift will be used wherever it is needed most.