Zimbabwe had the highest literacy rate in Africa, but it’s dropping quickly. How can you learn to read if you don’t have anything to read?

— Approximately 40% percent of Zimbabweans are under 14 years of age. For them, it’s now or never. — Let’s make sure Zimbabwe reads.

The school in the blowing dust of north-west Zimbabwe is in my mind . . . Classrooms without books, without textbooks, or an atlas, or even a map pinned to a wall. A school where the teachers beg to be sent books to tell them how to teach.
Doris Lessing,
acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Literature 2007

News & Events

Educational tablets in Africa: Bridging the gap

10 Jul 2014

The changes that Africa is now going through do not cease to amaze. It seems only yesterday when Africa was at the bottom of the class in terms of technological innovation, but things have changed and the continent is now… read more

Calling all artists and creative types interested in helping Harare City Library renovate their children’s library space (Deadline: Jul 31)

06 Jul 2014

Harare City Library  have a limited budget but if you are a locally based artist or group with a BIG HEART and have an awesome idea they would really like to hear from you. The brief is to update the existing… read more

Guest post by James Murua: 10 African literature-rich blogs

23 Jun 2014

First appeared on the Bloggers Association of Kenya website So you want to keep abreast of what’s happening in the African literature space. Want to get news and reviews from the books written by and about African experience? Try these… read more

Bridging school gives education opportunities to orphans

20 Jun 2014

Two teachers were conducting lessons — one teacher on one end of the classroom and the other at the other end with about 20 pupils ranging from ages six to 15 all squeezed into the small room learning how to… read more

South African eBook adoption increases as free eBook stores are made available to schools

15 Jun 2014

Pearson, Macmillan and Oxford University Press are working with Snapplify to ensure that South African learners have access to educational content. In conjunction with these leading publishing companies, Snapplify has recently made the announcement that they will be offering a… read more

Indigenous languages face extinction

26 Feb 2014

NewsDay-Eight months after Zimbabwe’s new Constitution was made law, efforts to harmonise pieces of legislation like the Education Act with the new charter have been nil although there are promises that it will soon be done. Among the different sectors… read more