Speaking Books made some great new friends presenting at the Rotary International Conference and Unite for Sight at Yale! We continue to spread the word about the power of Speaking Books and are excited about the support!Olga Sherman on 04/14/2013
- Olga Sherman on 02/20/2013
Rapid Qualitative Assessment of Maternal and Newborn Health Care (MNHC)
Speaking Book in Two Districts in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia 2013
- Olga Sherman on 01/28/2013
Can You Read This? A Billion People Can't!
Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted. Look around, words are everywhere. We depend on written communication for information, guidance, well-being, and security. Yet a billion people can’t read, which means they have no access to heath care information, education, loans, insurance, job training, and so much more that is necessary to live a productive and sustainable life.
A Book That Speaks
This is why we created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way information is delivered to low literacy communities. It’s exactly what it sounds like…a book that actually talks to the reader in his or her native language, delivering critical information in an interactive, relevant and educational way. The customizable 16-page book, accompanied by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood, arming the world’s poorest and most impoverished communities with critical, life-saving knowledge that can help them to live a better life.
Global illiteracy prevents organizations from effectively communicating life-saving messages to impoverished communities around the world. When the poorest communities cannot access even the most basic education, innovation is key to bridging the communication gap.
45 titles produced, hundreds of thousands of books delivered, spanned 5 continents, and spoke in nearly 20 different languages. We've worked with global organizations ranging from the Pharmaceutical industry, NGOs, government organization, corporations, and non-profits.
We continue to grow and develop new books with new messages reaching thousands of new people every day. Join forces with us and help us overcome the silent epidemic of illiteracy and deliver life-saving knowledge to those that need it most.