Project that collect books in the USA to ship them to different (school) libraries in Africa. Countries that received books so far: Botswana, Cameroon, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. [editors ilissAfrica]
This blog gives you the hitherto most comprehensive information on the conference. The blog was first created for the "6th Pan African Reading For All Conference" (2009). You will find information concerning the conference, the programme and some fulltexts of papers presented at the conference. For the 7th conference see: http://www.pan-africanconference.ira-affiliates.org. See here, too, for a summary of the 6th and 4th conference: http://www.reading.org/downloads/international/6th_Panafrican_conference.pdf and http://www.ifla.org/files/literacy-and-reading/publications/fourth-pan-african-summary.pdf. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"Worldreader.org’s mission is to make digital books available to all in the developing world". A pilot project was initiated in Ghana. The website offers you information and reports on the project. [editors ilissAfrica]
Global Literacy Project, Inc. (GLP), is a nonprofit and tax-exempt organisation that runs projects against illiteracy in Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean. You will find information about their projects, about illiteracy statistics and other links. African countries that benefitted from the program up till now: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Swaziland. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Information about a project that builds libraries for children - especially for disadvanteged ones. The project began opening libraries in Zambia and plans to move on to other African countries. [editors ilissAfrica]
Biblionef organises book donations for schools and the like. The focus is on South African language books. Biblionef also commissions publishers to publish books, mainly translations from already existing English or Afrikaans books. The website offers publication lists of these books as well as a newsletter (somewhat hidden under "Books" and then the link "Book Shelf" on the very right hand side of the site)....
"In 2008 the International Literature Festival Berlin launched the Literature for Africa Campaign. Our goal – over an intended period of ten years – is to facilitate the donation of books to libraries in Africa." You will find addresses of libraries in Africa that would be delighted to receive donations. Furthermore, you will find the programme of the 2008 festival with the focus on Africa and information about authors under "partcipants". [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
Among others, the Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning has a focus on Africa. You will find a lot of reports and studies as fulltext documents on the website. Furthermore, you will find a database on the subjects of Adult Education, Literacy, Non-formal Education, Lifelong Learning, part of them in African languages (under: Information Services > Documentation Centre and Library;direct link: http://uil.unesco.org/content/home/information-services/documentation-centre-and-library/catalogues/special-collection/). ... [editors ilissAfrica]