BAFA is a major initiative, promoting excellence in education through the provision of good quality second-hand reference books to under-resourced libraries in schools, colleges and universities in the remotest parts of Africa.
If you share our vision and want to partner with us, you are required to agree to our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for partnering organisations, charities and individuals:
1.Books are to be freely distributed, as donations from BAFA.
2.As sea transportation is our major means of delivering books BAFA will determine the total shipment cost (including associated expenses), which might vary, depending on the destination, and this is to be borne by the partner (recipient of books).
3.All other associated costs at the delivery port, including clearance charges if any are to be borne by the partner. It is thus worthwhile for the partner to ascertain the clearance processes before requesting for a shipment. However, please note that you would not usually have to pay for any port charges for the goods, as they're charitable goods. We will provide an invoice in relation. You may incur minimal handling fees.
4.We would normally require the full payment for the shipment depending on whether it is a container load (£3,500) or a pallet (£700). The processing of the shipment, if it is a container load, will take between 3-4 months. The figures of course do include storage costs for the period, and meeting the collection and loading expenses.
5.Books will be despatched once the cost of shipment has been paid and received into our bank account. BAFA account details are as follows
6.For shipment purposes, we shall require the following information:
7.We also request that recipients of books sent by BAFA take and send us the following photographs
We would like to see the difference that our shipment has made.
8.If possible, we would like a video coverage of all these activities, in addition to interviewing yourself and some of the students about the difference our books have made to the Library provisions.
We will reserve the right to use these images to promote the work of BAFA.
Dr. Elewechi Okike Dr Emmanuel Adegbite, Chair Director of Operations