Have you heard of VET BOOKS FOR AFRICA? Vet Books for Africa is a truly unique, student-run venture that was established in 1993 with the aim to empower veterinary faculties and veterinary operations in African countries outside of South Africa by providing much-needed veterinary textbooks and other supplies.
Based in Onderstepoort, Pretoria, South Africa, at the Onderstepoort Faculty of Veterinary Science, Vet Books for Africa has been making biannual trips around the continent since 1993. To date, they have made 14 trips, reached 6 universities, traveled 97 000 kilometers, and distributed approximately 2600 books. The group distributes textbooks, journals, and other veterinary supplies and equipment to veterinary faculties, rural communities, conservation organizations and schools in various countries of Africa. They will also be aiding and volunteering at veterinary clinics and conservation sanctuaries on route.
The 2022 committee aims to improve the already amazing organization by reaching out to more countries and organizations than ever before. The group will be visiting 8 countries and helping a total of 17 organizations including universities, conservation organization, and schools. They are planning two trips, the first one taking place from the 1st to the 9th of July 2022 and second from the 2nd of December 2022 until the 9th of January 2023. They are seeking donations to support their efforts. Donations can be made via the Global Giving QR code provided in the poster below. Please visit them at VetBooksforAfrica.