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.

Mar 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 […]
Mar 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 – […]
Feb 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 […]
Oct 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 […]
Sep 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 […]
Aug 26, 2016
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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 […]
Jun 18, 2016
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What’s a Speaking Book?

Overview of how Speaking Books meets the challenge of low literacy health education in 35 languages, 65 health care topics and partnering with major pharmaceuticals, UNICEF, USAID, UNESCO, Sesame Street, […]
Oct 28, 2015

Sir Emeka Offor commitment to End Polio in Nigeria

Sir Emeka Offor commitment to End Polio in Nigeria The real problems associated with being illiterate involve critical parts of life such as understanding medical instruction, applying for a loan, […]
Oct 18, 2015
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SEOF Support for Ending Polio in Nigeria

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has been instrumental in educating local communities on the importance of immunization against polio. Watch the video to learn more. Speaking Books are affordable healthcare, mental […]
Aug 29, 2015

Speaking Books Receives Great Interest at DIA

From June 14th to 18th, a South African Speaking Book innovation had a big impact at the Drug Information Association (DIA) conference in Washington DC focusing on Clinical Trial, Informed […]