ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY, APRIL 23, 2015
Literacy is a fundamental human right
Today, 781 million adults worldwide cannot read, write or count. 2/3 of them are women. This number declines every year. Thanks to greater access to education, young adults are much more likely to be literate than their parents. However, many children of the 21st century are destined to live on social and economic margins of our world.
We can change their destiny
2015 marks the 70th anniversary of UNESCO. For over 65 years, UNESCO has worked to ensure that literacy remains a priority on national international agendas. Through its formal and non-formal literacy programs worldwide, the Organization works to realize the vision of a literate world for all.
For World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO organizes a call for donations to create a literacy rich environment in Africa. Committed to promote education in South Sudan, Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and actor is actively sponsoring our mission.
The money raised will directly provide brand new and carefully selected books of Bouba and Zaza collection to librairies and schools.
Bouba and Zaza collection: books to develop life and socialization skills
The Bouba and Zaza series cover topical subjects affecting the lives of African families that parents are sometimes reluctant to address.
These include various topics such as war and conflict, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the issue of water resources and environmental protection.
Support literacy - Help fill these book cases!
ILAB joins UNESCO in its activities to fight illiteracy worldwide. On UNESCO World Book and Copyright a series of ILAB Pop Up Fairs will be organized across the world - from Australia to Asia, South Africa, Europe and the United States. On all these fairs you will find amazing rare books for sale - and an opportunity to buy "symbolic books" to fill a "symbolic book case" and thereby to donate money to the UNESCO projects in South Sudan.
Make a donation!
Your contribution will improve access to books and learning for thousands children in South Sudan:
$ 3 will send one book to a child in South Sudan
$ 15 purchases 1 collection set of 12 books for a classroom
$ 100 provides 30 HIV/AIDS awareness books for children
$ 500 purchases 45 collection sets for a rural community
For booklovers and customers:
>>> ILAB POP Up Book Fairs: where and when?
>>> Learn more about UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day
For pop up book fair organizers:
>>> Download the ILAB Pop Up Poster and the Pop Up Book Fair Manual
>>> Download further material, posters, bookmarks, flyers