Recent News

If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at Speaking Books, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check back regularly to get the latest news, blog, announcements & information on illiteracy, health education, and development.

March 6, 2017

Bringing an Understanding of Dementia to South Africa

Today we had the opportunity to speak with Karen Borochowitz, the National Executive Director and Co-Founder of DEMENTIA SA, the leading authority in South Africa on dementia. Over 46 million […]
March 6, 2017

Rotarians in India Spread Literacy and Education Around the Country

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.” – Kofi Annan Today, 785 million people in the world cannot read. That’s 1 in 5 people that are unable to finish […]
March 6, 2017

Celebrating 10 Years of Speaking Books®

It’s hard to believe that Speaking Books® is turning 10 this year. What an incredible journey it has been! This is as much a tribute to your hard work – […]
February 17, 2017

Sesame Square and Speaking Books Support Literacy in Northern Nigeria

Brought to you by our special guest writers this week from Sesame Workshop: Ayobisi Osuntusa and Agatha Nwajagu It’s difficult to grow up in today’s world without running into Big […]
October 15, 2016
Celebrating Global Handwashing Day

Celebrating Global Handwashing Day!

Tomorrow, October 15th, marks the 9th Global Handwashing Day, an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way […]
September 22, 2016
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A Rotarian’s Personal Mission to Eradicate Polio

A Rotarian’s Personal Mission to Eradicate Polio Today, we had the opportunity to speak with Nancy Barbee, a District Governor for Rotary in North Carolina. Nancy has been instrumental in […]
August 26, 2016
Female Community in Africa

Female Community Mobilizers Fight Polio in Nigeria

As recently as 2012, Nigeria accounted for more than half of all polio cases worldwide. In 2015, after concerted efforts by all levels of government, civil society, religious leaders and […]
September 15, 2014

We are this close to Ending Polio

Rotarian Sir Emeka backs his words by action, and we are delighted to announce his latest initiative. Through the amazing generosity of the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation working in partnership […]