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All Hands On Deck To End Illiteracy

Three quarters of a billion people can’t read this sentence, and perhaps one billion more are being held back through lack of access to books and low levels of literacy. Today on International Literacy Day there is a lot to celebrate. But we can’t keep doing the same thing with the same resources and expect it to change.

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From The Field

10 Lessons from the Digital Reading Summits

June 19, 2017 By

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A guest blog post by Alex Nderitu, the Deputy Secretary-General of PEN Kenya Centre, a poet, playwright and novelist. Alex was also an attendee at this year’s Digital Reading Summits. This year’s 4th Digital Reading Summits centered around The Power of Digital in Learning. Over 350 participants converged to talk about how communities are harnessing mobile … Continue Reading →

News

All Hands on Deck to End Illiteracy

September 7, 2017 By

Three quarters of a billion people can’t read this sentence, and perhaps one billion more are being held back through lack of access to books and low levels of literacy. Today on International Literacy Day there is a lot to celebrate. But the reality is that these statistics have remained stubbornly stable over the past … Continue Reading →

Partnerships

Pan-African Children’s Book Creation with Book Dash

May 3, 2017 By

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It’s 9am and the start of Book Dash in Johannesburg—a 12-hour marathon for 42 creative professionals, making 12 new story books. The titles are made available for free distribution, download, and translation under a Creative Commons license and will soon be available in the Worldreader library for readers across Africa and worldwide. Launched in 2014, … Continue Reading →

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