Saide’s African Storybook initiative provides openly licensed stories for use, and tools for the translation and creation of stories, which are in turn openly licensed.
Bloom enables people to write and print books in their own language or those adapted from other languages. Bloom was designed with new computer users in mind and has features to guide them in simple book making, so people need far less training than alternatives such as Word, Publisher, or InDesign.
Book Dash is a South African non-profit volunteer organization, established in 2014 as a project among friends who wanted to use their publishing skills to create accessible, well-written, easily translatable storybooks. Book Dash creates content by hosting events where a crew of creative professionals get together for twelve hours to create openly licensed storybooks.
Mango Tree Literacy Lab is a Ugandan NGO, based in Lira in northern Uganda, dedicated to promoting reading, writing, teaching and publishing in African languages. Mango Tree Literacy Lab provides African educators with teaching tools and methods that make literacy instruction effective and fun.
The Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy (MILL), an NGO based in South Africa, produces innovative, research-based language and literacy learning and teaching materials in South Africa’s indigenous African languages. It creates training courses that incorporate modern teaching methodologies, model good classroom practice, and provide for classroom monitoring and support.
Room to Read is a US non-profit organization focused on girls' education and children's literacy in Asia and Africa.
StoryWeaver is a digital repository of openly licensed multilingual stories for children from Pratham Books. The platform allows users or create, print and translate stories. Although Storyweaver launched with a focus on books in Indian languages, it is now a platform for stories in languages from all over the world.
The Global Book Alliance is an international effort involving multiple stakeholders working to transform book development, procurement, and distribution to ensure that no child is without books.
The Global Digital Library (GDL) will collect existing high-quality open educational reading resources, and make them available on web, mobile and for print. It will also facilitate translation and localization of these resources to more than 300 languages. The goal is to make at least 50,000 titles in 100 languages available on the GDL platform by the end of 2020.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is a multi-stakeholder partnership and funding platform that aims to strengthen education systems in developing countries to dramatically increase the number of children who are in school and learning. GPE brings together developing countries, donors, international organizations, civil society, teacher organizations, the private sector and foundations.