Awarded the 2017 & 2019 Global Literacy Champion, 9 H.U.G.S. has been helping raise literacy rates for children of primary schools throughout Africa. Targetting a different country annually, we collect and supply thousands of books to libraries being built in Africa via The African Library Project. To date, we have supplied books to:
Malawi - 750 students
Swaziland - 560 students
Kugitimo, Kegonia - 630 students
Our success as a humanitarian organization extends beyond the library structures we have supplied. Parents and their children fill our bins with their favorite books and personal notes that are delivered to the children receiving their donations. Through our outreach to students, families and communities, we have brought awareness; we have created a global H.U.G. between those in need and those who are willing and able to help. This connection generates the cycle of emotions that define humanity: Empathy, Love, Support, Relief, and Gratitude.