Our Vision for 2020

As we move forward, we remain committed to ensuring that the books we provide give as many people as possible the opportunity to read for pleasure, study and lifelong learning. We will continue to supply books and develop innovative projects with national library networks which perform many vital services, such as making books and e-resources available to the general public, donating books to schools and providing important outreach to communities.

We will also support schools and higher education institutions with books for pupils and students of all ages and in all disciplines.

We recognise, however, that in a fast-changing world many disadvantaged groups and communities face particular challenges when they seek to access books and read.

Our Vision 2020: Where Books Change Lives strategy will guide our work until 2020. During that time, we will prioritise reaching people and communities  who face the greatest barriers to reading and who have a particularly urgent need for high-quality, up-to-date books.

Where we will work

We know that many of the world’s most marginalised communities are in Africa and that many of  our existing African partners are working to support those communities. Much of our work will therefore continue to be in Africa.

However as part of our Vision 2020: Where Books Change Lives strategy we will be open to supporting communities, wherever they are in the world who are in need of books in English, provided that they meet our criteria for support and as resources allow.

The details of our new strategy are available below. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.