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Libraries Leading Change

Ahmed runs the National Library in Somaliland. He's seen how increasing access to libraries has empowered communities and improved literacy rates.

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Ugbaad's story

Books building dreams

20 year old Ugbaad is studying for her first degree, and she’s fallen in love with reading at her local library. This is her story.

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10 years of volunteering

Margaret has volunteered in our warehouse for over 10 years. She tells us why sharing the power of books matters to her.

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Davidson's story

Hope for his daughter’s future

Parents like Davidson are seeing how books can transform their children’s education, opening doors for the future. This is his story.

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Justin's story

Helping Justin become a lawyer

Justin is a refugee with ambitions plans. Find out how books are helping him make his dream a reality.

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Sharon's story

A better life through books

Sharon grew up in an informal community at the edge of Nairobi. Despite the challenges she faced, she knows the power books and perseverance can truly have.

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Reaching a generation of readers

Generation reader will reach 10 million young people across Africa by 2030. In this blog, our Chief Executive reflects on the campaign, and what it means to young people.

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Reflecting on 20 years of partnership  

Hear from Pan Macmillan Chief Operating Officer James Long about why his company is so committed to supporting our work, and about one very special recent book donation.

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