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Ahmed's story

Voices from Syria

In February, devastating earthquakes rocked Syria and Turkey. When the time comes, we stand ready to restock reading spaces that have been destroyed – because for students like Ahmed, education can’t wait.

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Readers in new places

Hear an update from our Head of Programmes, Samantha, about our 2023 Community Reading Award winners.

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Daniel's story

Lighting up young minds

Daniel is a student in a small school in Kanyera Village in Malawi. With the new books and solar lights available, he is able to read at home at night with the support of his grandma.

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A very special visitor

We recently welcomed Her Majesty The Queen Consort for a visit. In this blog, our Chief Executive reflects on the day, and what it meant to readers around the world.

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Rosemary's story

An opportunity to read

Rosemary has always loved books. It's this love that has led her to her role in her school library alongside teaching, and it's what she believes is the key to a bright future.

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Dr Penninah's story

A career shaped by books

As head of the library department at Amref International University in Kenya, Dr. Penninah Musangi shares how books have shaped her life and why they are so important to the medical students studying at the university.

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Aaron's story

Expanding education with books

Aaron grew up in rural Kenya with little access to books or education. Now a qualified nurse, Aaron is using books to further his studies and meet the needs of his local community.

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