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All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development

We strive to eradicate illiteracy by 2040

What is Sun Books?

Sun Books is an initiative of the World Literacy Foundation, a global not for-profit organization working in the United States, United Kingdom, South America, Australia and Africa.

Sun Books Provides Educational Resources and Support in Sub-Saharan Africa

Literacy resources on solar-powered tablets

Teacher Development

Community Engagement

Why?

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High rates of illiteracy

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FAQ Sun Books

Sun Books is an initiative of the World Literacy Foundation, a global not-for-profit organization working in the United States, United Kingdom, South America, Australia and Africa.

Sun Books main aim is to provide children, classrooms and teachers greater access to quality technology educational resources without the need of electricity or the Internet. Our main project objective is to improve literacy and numeracy and numeracy rates.

The Sun Book tablet is a quality educational technology tool designed for teachers and students to improve the levels of reading and writing in children in off-the-grid location with limited access to pedagogical resources.

“Sun Book” is a solar powered tablet with pre-loaded interactive educational content, tailored to cultural and community education needs, in both mother tongue and English.

 Literacy resources up to 600 e-books and stories, educational games, learning applications, videos and audio books.

Sun Books was established due to high rates of literacy, lack of educational resources, limited access to electricity and internet in remote areas and few resources and support for teachers. Therefore, the initiative was established with the sole aim of bringing relevant and suitable education digital content to children and young people in isolated and rural locations in the world to enhance literacy.

The World Literacy Foundation is a global not-for-profit organization working in the United States, United Kingdom, South America, Australia and Africa.

We provide free access to quality education materials and innovative solutions that target wide-scale illiteracy and numeracy. In 2019, we reached more than 350,000 children and young people with our services, across 80 countries in 5 continents.

Poor infrastructure and lack of resources exacerbates extreme poverty, making it impossible for children to break the cycle of deprivation and realize their true potential. A community’s literacy rate correlates directly to its level of resilience. Therefore, it is essential to boost literacy in rural communities if we want to have a sustainable impact on addressing poverty and building resilience. Africa needs to increase its reading materials and pedagogical tools to create better lives for its people.

Sun Books projects are currently located in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa

You can be part of Sun Books initiative in different ways. You can volunteer, fundraise, become an ambassador, visit a project, sponsor a classroom or donate.

Sun Books team is constantly looking for passionate people to become part of the team. If you are interested on volunteering with us, you can apply here.

We have variety of volunteer opportunities as: content creator, marketing volunteer, leader volunteer, graphic designer, literacy teacher/ researcher, literacy teacher on the ground.

You and your community can raise funds and create greater awareness of the Sun Books project by holding an event, getting local sponsorship support or public speaking in your local school or community. 

Funds can be raised for the Sun Books project in any specific school, region or country.

Host a dinner or a cocktail party. Hold a community event, or a sporting activity. Get your friends and family involved and experience the satisfaction of knowing that you and your community are reaching out and helping others who are less fortunate help themselves.

Get in touch with us to discuss more ways to raise awareness and funds for Sun Books. Email us at info@worldliteracyfoundation.org

We’re looking for ambassadors who, like us, believe that education is freedom and we are passionate about creating a world where every single child has access to high quality learning resources.

This is an opportunity to share your passion for change with others. By speaking about what’s important to you and helping Sun Books raise awareness and funds you will be inspiring and mobilising those around you and creating the change you want to see in the world.  Please email us if keen to talk further. info@worldliteracyfoundation.org

Are you traveling to Africa or South America and keen to give a Sun Books tablet to a local school.  Interested in visiting a Sun Books school?

Join us in making a greater impact and leave a legacy.

Give the gift of literacy on your next overseas trip.    

Please email us if  you are interested to discuss further opportunities at info@worldliteracyfoundation.org

When you become a classroom sponsor, your support will impact 50-70 children.

Your sponsorship will equip and empower children through education and opportunities that can lead to a better life.

Please email us for further information at info@worldliteracyfoundation.org

You can choose to make a recurring donation, a single contribution, or a tribute gift to help end illiteracy.

If you want to make a donation click here

Yes, you will receive an email once your donation has been approved.

If you do not receive a receipt within 48 hours after your donation, please e-mail us at info@worldliteracyfoundation.org or contact our head office at +61388850079

Sun Books never shares donor information, ever.

Sun Books has a quality cooperative network of collaborators and volunteers in the field of education, graphic designers, writers, publishers, engineers and the community itself. Kindly visit https://sunbooks.org/how-you-can-help/ to learn how you can join the network.

All Sun Books laptops are ordered from Amazon through the donations received from our partners and sponsors. So, they are of durable quality

A Sun Book laptop costs $270 dollars.

Sun Books is funded with the donations received from our partners and sponsors.

Yes, Sun Books has a blog. Kindly visit https://sunbooks.org/our-work/#blog to read exciting things about the work that we are doing.

The content is pre-loaded on the tablets. Children do not require an Internet connection to use the application

The development of the content of the App is the result of a cooperative network between collaborators and volunteers in the field of education, graphic designers, writers, publishers, engineers and the community itself.

OUR IMPACT AT A GLANCE​

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Taking Back Control During an Uncertain Time

Millions of children are out of school due to the Coronavirus crisis, they are now isolated at home with family. What better way to enjoy this time together than reading at home!

We’re launching new digital learning content on the Sun Books tablet to support children in 5 different countries in Africa. We are focused to help the many children who are studying remotely. These children can access 400 e-books and educational content regardless of internet or mobile connection! You can donate today to help this project.

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SUN BOOKS would not exist without our sponsors and funding grants.
We are extremely thankful to NAVITAS and TOBIAS for their support in Sun Books.
We would also like to thank those individual donors and volunteers for their contributions.

TODAY’S READERS ARE TOMORROW’S LEADERS!

Every person has the right to literacy. Education is the most powerful weapon children can have for growth in a challenging world. In Sun Books we aim to bring relevant and suitable education digital content to children and young people in isolated and rural locations in the world to enhance literacy.

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An initiative by the World Literacy Foundation

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