During the worst of the Liberian civil war Yvonne set up the WE-CARE library to provide a space for children to read and learn. This is her story.
Ahmed runs the National Library in Somaliland. He's seen how increasing access to libraries has empowered communities and improved literacy rates.
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.
For Andrew, advocating for books is a vital part of his job getting all Cameroonians reading.
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.
Rogers grew up with no books and went on to found his own library - including a bicycle library. This is his story.
Secret weapons (with humps) are helping desert communities in Somaliland to read brand new books.
On 11th June, Rageh Omaar will present our BBC Radio 4 appeal. In this blog, he tells us why he’s so pleased to support our work.
Since 2016 we’ve provided 376,117 books to readers in Sierra Leone. The Acting Chief Librarian at Sierra Leone Library Board, who receive the books, told us how they process so many!