In 2014, the literacy rate in Zimbabwe was only 89%. In 2018, Sun Books established several projects in the country to help increase the literacy rate and bring more opportunities to a country in need.
Sun Books works in dozens of schools and libraries in the Sub Saharan Region, bringing digital resources and reading workshops to schools in Zimbabwe. Our goal is to increase literacy learning outcomes in the most underprivileged public schools for some 500 children in grades 1-3, every year. Donald Jaravaza, CEO and Founder of Read Zimbabwe Trust, is our local collaborator in Zimbabwe. Together, we are working to train teachers to use the hardware and software of Sun Books and to provide reading and writing workshops to foster literacy skills.
Throughout Zimbabwe, there are still many ‘off the grid’ primary schools that lack basic reading resources and could greatly benefit from digital resources. Through the implementation of Sun Books projects and partnerships, we can work towards reaching these schools and providing better opportunities to children in Zimbabwe.
“With a large number of remote classrooms in Africa, programs like Sun Books have been changed the scope of learning environments here in Zimbabwe for the better. We are now able to educate more children, all while nurturing and growing their respective cultures, too!” – Donald Jaravaz