The books, computers and other educational resources collected by BAFA are sea-freighted to destinations across Africa in shipping containers. Each container holds approximately 20,000 to 25,000 books and costs between £2,500 and £4,500 to send from the UK. We are always keen to talk to businesses that may be able to financially support the shipping of the books or who may be able to transport the books on our behalf.
There are three levels of Shipment sponsorship - you can sponsor each of these with a financial contribution (ranging from £500 to £4,500) or by providing the service. Please note the copy below is not agreed or necessarily correct - BAFA to make relevant changes/amends
Level 1 Nationwide - You can sponsor the cost of getting the books from a town or city anywhere in the UK to our warehouse in Sunderland.
Level 2 Outside of the UK - You can sponsor a shipments from other parts of the world directly to Africa without going through the warehouse in Sunderland.
Level 3 To Africa from the UK You can sponsor a container of books to be sea-freighted from the UK to a (chosen) African destination
BAFA also ships books, etc., from the UK to Africa in pallets
Sponsorship starts at £500 for level 1 Nationwide distribution through to £4,000 for a container to be sea-freighted to Africa from the UK
Sea-freight is both our biggest expense and the most economic way to transport books to Africa. If you would like to know more about Shipping Sponsorship contact us on email@example.com.