Four HBCUs in Effort to Provide 15 Million Textbooks for African Schoolchildren

At a recent visit to Accra Teacher Training College in Ghana’s capital city, U.S. first lady Laura Bush announced a major effort to provide up to 15 million textbooks for African schoolchildren. Using money provided by USAID, four black colleges and universities, in conjunction with Chicago State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio, are producing and distributing school textbooks in the African nations of Ghana, Senegal, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, and Ethiopia. The textbooks will be prepared and manufactured in Africa.

The participating black colleges and universities are Elizabeth City State University, Alabama A&M University, Tougaloo College, and South Carolina State University.


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