NBA and AfLIA are sharing info about the creation of their course on early literacy development
Much like us at the Early Learning Resource Network, you were probably engrossed in all the World Literacy Day webinars, tweets, blog posts and project launches that flooded the social-media timelines on 8 September.
9 reasons you should get a copy of the first ever N/uu language children’s book, Tortoise and Ostrich
In Northern Uganda, radio was the most accessible medium for young children when schools were closed
Share your mother tongue reading resources on International Mother Language Day 2021
Celebrate world read aloud day in February, and beyond!
An invested non-profit and old-school innovation join forces to educate and uplift a community in crisis
Sometimes innovation is not about the shiny new things, but rather about grasping existing opportunities to make them work for you and your community, especially when confronted with a crisis.
2020 awards and milestones moving early literacy forward and celebrating a culture of reading
It’s been an eventful year. In spite of the Pandemic, we have much to celebrate in the promotion of early literacy and a culture of reading in the global South. The awards and milestones achieved by the institutions and people listed below should be applauded, given the many challenges they faced in 2020.
So, we’ve put together a list of all the excellent happenings that we’ve noted; if anything is missing, please let us know in the comments section below.
Ubongo embraces open licensing to make its learning materials even more accessible to African children
Ubongo co-founder, Nisha Ligon, describes this non-profit social enterprise as the world’s biggest classroom, and with a reach to 17 million learners across sub-Saharan Africa, she’s not wrong. Although Ubongo content is aimed at African children, it is equally relevant to anyone interested in high-quality, multicultural, and entertaining educational resources for children.
How Soma facilitated a project where children are creating openly licensed reading material for other children
In conversation with Lorato Trok: Responsible publishing and making open licensing sustainable
For this blog series, the Early Learning Resource Network is reaching out to authors, editors, illustrators, translators, educators, publishers and other stakeholders who, through their creative endeavours, are working to grow and improve the early learning environment, specifically on the African continent.