In developing countries where literacy levels are low, we will host workshops for writers and illustrators and the best ideas will be developed into brightly-coloured children‚Äôs books. These will be printed locally and distributed through our network of schools and libraries.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011
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In developing countries, most children don‚Äôt have access to children‚Äôs books in their local language. The few books available are second-hand books in foreign languages or low quality, black and white books ‚Äì not the type of literature that will spark a child‚Äôs imagination, curiosity, and desire to learn to read. In these struggling economies, often it is simply not profitable for publishers to print children‚Äôs books because local families cannot afford to buy them.
We are significantly increasing the quantity and diversity of children's books published in local languages by sourcing and publishing new children's literature. The books are created entirely within the countries in which we work, supporting the local publishing industry and creating jobs for local authors and illustrators. All books are printed within the respective countries, where we publish 5,000-10,000 copies per new title and distribute to schools, libraries and other NGOs.
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