The national churches in sub-Saharan Africa with whom we partner are growing exponentially. Print-On-Demand (POD) systems will be an important element in our strategic plan to enhance evangelistic, discipleship, and training efforts.
POD systems are “bookshops in a box” that inexpensively produce quality, perfect-bound books in short runs. Traditional presses and binders are expensive to purchase and complicated to operate, making them ineffective for printing small quantities. With a POD system, however, a school only orders as many textbooks as are needed for a certain class. This ensures that each new class will receive the latest textbook and eliminates the need to store large inventories.
The POD system, developed by Publish4All, is ruggedly designed with the African environment in mind. An operator can quickly become proficient, and technical support is easily available through Skype.
With POD systems installed, Bible schools across Africa can print quality, up-to-date textbooks themselves and for a very low price. This includes areas of Africa where textbooks have been in short supply due to geographical or political reasons. Each POD system costs $30,000.
There are 12 key locations across the continent where we will place POD systems. The key locations are:
- Luanda, Angola
- Gaborone, Botswana
- Yaoundé, Cameroon
- Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Nairobi, Kenya
- Monrovia, Liberia
- Lilongwe, Malawi
- Maputo, Mozambique
- Roodepoort, South Africa
- Lomé, Togo
- Harare, Zimbabwe
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- Date April 5, 2017
- Tags Featured, Technology, Training Curriculum