Learning to read without books is like learning to play soccer without a ball, impossible but relevant for many South African kids who are expected to become literate without access to books.
Libraries for Literacy partners with under-resourced South African schools to create libraries with age-appropriate books in both English and local African languages. By doing so we strive to create equity in literacy.
Imagine not being able to fill out a job application, understand directions or read a warning sign. For many people this is a daily reality. We believe that literacy is a fundamental human right.
Apartheid has left a legacy of significant inequality in South African education and literacy. Together we can change this, one Library for Literacy at a time.