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Celebrating Reading: Supporting the Foundations of Book Provision

Achieving literacy takes trained and supported teachers, a quality curriculum, and quality reading materials. Responsible publishing is not only creating clear, engaging text and illustrations, but producing proper design files and ensuring those files are stored for future use. The ELRN is committed to supporting partners to understand the processes and requirements to do this, while providing a space to upload and share these resources.

Launch of the Parent Engagement for Read@Home project

The World Bank’s Read@Home initiative works to bring books into as many homes as possible, to help set children up for success in school, and in life. The Read@Home Parent Engagement package contains a variety of practical guidance materials to encourage and support caregiver engagement in children’s reading activities at home. 

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

In Africa, stories were and still continue to be passed down from generation to generation. Oral storytelling is our natural way of ‘preserving human knowledge, insight, and creativity’. Find our how AfLIA promotes World Read Aloud Day.

What does transforming literacy spaces mean to you?

We spoke to some of the people and organizations that do critical work in the early literacy field about their work and how they plan to sustain the good work they are doing over time. Read the first in the three-part series here.

In conversation with Akoss Ofori-Mensah

Enjoy this enlightening conversation with the founder and MD of Sub-Saharan Publishers, Akoss Ofori-Mensah about the current state of publishing in Africa, the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, and the value of book fairs.

A quick look at AfLIA’s Early Literacy Development Course

African Library & Information Associations & Institutions (AfLIA) and NBA developed a course on early literacy development, specifically for librarians and library staff in Africa. In July 2022, the first batch of certificates was issued to the librarians who completed the course pilot!