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Books for Lesotho Inc.

Books for Lesotho Inc.


The Kingdom of Lesotho is an African nation with a population of 1.8m people.  It is amongst the poorest nations of the world.  Its future is dependent, in part, on improving the level of education for their children, and one important facet of their education is developing their literacy.

What do we do?

Books for Lesotho Inc. shares a vision with our partner in Lesotho for every school in Lesotho to have a library so that students have the opportunity to develop their literacy and language skills for pleasure and learning.

Each year, Books for Lesotho sends books to its partners in Lesotho - the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) and Rotray Club of Maloti (RCoMa). TRC distributes the books to schools.  It also monitors the ways in which schools use the books and that the books are being well used.  RCoMa is more focussed on community development and so, typically, erects a suitable structure before fiiting it out with shelves, tables and chairs, and then books.

Between 2007 and early 2019, some 145,000 books and reading aids have been shipped to Lesotho and distributed to some 100 schools and child/youth focussed organisations.

More information about Books for Lesotho can be found at

How can YOU help?

By donating:

  • money to cover the shipping costs from Australia to Lesotho (it costs about 60c/book for transport from Australia to Lesotho)
  • fiction and non-fiction books that are in good condition and suitable for pre-school and primary and high school students
  • time and effort to help pack the books ready for shipping

We are not able to accept text books.

Enquiries about donating books or time and effort can be made through our website:

Help Books for Lesotho Inc. to reach their goal of $15,500

$16,460 raised

Contact Details

8 Alma Street


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.