Submitted by : Bonny Norton
The African Storybook Project is an idea whose time has come. Digital technology can now scale up the availability of reading materials for African children, in their mother tongue and official language (English/French). This has huge implications for literacy development in Africa, educational progress, and enhanced socioeconomic development. Bonny Norton, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, is the Research Advisor on the project, working with leading scholars from African universities and Oxford University. Graduate students trained at UBC are leaders in this groundbreaking initiative. Check out the review video.