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.

November 30, 2012
Schoolchildren with Speaking Books.

The Launch of Growing Your Health

We are so excited about the tremendous response to Pfizer’s launch of “Growing Your Health: The Wellness Tree” Speaking Book. Check out pictures from the event! 
November 15, 2012
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Rotary Sponsored SADAG Teen Suicide Prevention Program at Ponelopele School

With one in 5 of South African youth attempting suicide, this is a major problem, particularly as Depression is not understood or recognized by much of the population and particularly […]
November 15, 2012
Children with Speaking Books Suicide Shouldn't be a Secret book.

Educating on Depression and Suicide Prevention

Thanks to the generous funding from the Rotary Clubs of Hilton Head and Pretoria Capital, over 1,150 children were educated about depression and suicide prevention, a huge problem among South […]
October 23, 2012

Speaking Truth to Disease

A new speaking book hopes to give the sick access to information and support in their fight against non-communicable diseases. Check out a great article in the Mail&Guardian about the […]
October 19, 2012
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Pfizer launches Growing Your Health Speaking Book

Together with Pfizer, we just launched the new Speaking Book: Growing Your Health – The Wellness Tree, which educates people on the importance of healthy lifestyle to prevent noncommunicable diseases. […]
October 18, 2012
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CAPAM Awards Presentation

October 18, 2012
Speaking Books launch event.

Speaking Book launched targeting non-communicable diseases

Yesterday, the Department of Health launched the first-ever Speaking Book addressing the understanding and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. According to the World Health […]
October 10, 2012

Mental health: Can one person make a difference?

How much difference can one person make? Quite a lot, as it turns out. Today is World Mental Health Day, and I’d like to pay tribute to one woman who […]
August 26, 2012

Africa Innovations: 15 Ideas Helping to Transform a Continent

Africa Innovations: 15 Ideas Helping to Transform a Continent A mobile phone database for dairy farmers and a strain of sweet potato that can help fight child blindness. These are […]
April 12, 2012
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SOPO the Movie.