Month: May 2020

Travel the world with your children through these beautiful children’s books about West Africa! Below you will find picture books about Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. They range from biographies and folk tales to modern stories about life in West Africa today. Share your favorites in the comments!

The low literacy rate in Africa can be attributed to a few things: lack of adequate teacher training and overall investment in training, where teachers teach what they were taught as children rather than keeping up with the evolution of education, access to tools and reading resources for children as a result of poverty, and poor school literacy programs and curriculum planning. 

There are, however, organizations and creative initiatives that have taken the future of Africa’s children into their own hands. These spaces have prioritised children’s education in literacy and are empowering little ones across the continent with books. 

These are just five of the organisations that are teaching Africa’s children to read, and how you can help them. 

il y a beaucoup de lumières, de sourires et des univers à conquérir derrière chaque livre que nous lisons. Jules Renard estime que « chacune de nos lectures laisse une graine qui germe », et qui sait pour quel lendemain ? Le livre est un petit bonheur qu’on n’offre pas très souvent, pourtant il ne coute pas plus cher qu’une soirée en boite de nuit, que le moins stylé des téléphones ou encore un vêtement tendance.