Archived posts, July, 2014

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

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

Promoting Tshwao, unrecorded language of under 50 speakers

07 Oct 2013

Zimbabwe Reads is working together with the African Languages Research Institute at the University of Zimbabwe to promote Tshwao, an unrecorded language spoken by a small group of people in western part of Zimbabwe, on the border with Botswana. And… read more

Zimbabwe Reads helps Bhabhu Books to partner with global e-book distributor

21 Sep 2013

Worldreader, an US NGO that provides digital books to children and families in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing nations using e-reader and existing mobile phone technology, recently signed new digital publishing deals with Bulawayo-based Ama Books and Weaver Press from Harare. We were approached by… read more

Writers International Network Zimbabwe receives second book donation from Zimbabwe Reads

21 Apr 2013

reprinted from WIN-Zimbabwe newsletter On April 3 2013, Zimbabwe reads, an organization that is doing commendable work in the provision of reading materials to Zimbabwean schools, libraries, colleges, community and organizations, made a second book donation to Writers International Network… read more

‘Mind the gap’ by playing this education-themed game

24 Mar 2013

What differences are there between Zimbabwe’s education system and the ones in other developing countries? This new interactive data game by UNESCO Institute for Statistics called Mind the Gap highlights the progress and pitfalls of girls’ and womens’ education around the world.

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