Literacy is a
Human Right

Our mission is to ensure that every South African child has access to books.

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.

Literacy is a Fundamental Human Right

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.

About us

Equity through Literacy

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.

South Africa’s Literacy Crisis

Libraries for Literacy

Our libraries are empowering learners and changing communities.

Our Libraries

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela