Happy International Day of the Girl! The UN has declared October 11th as Day of The Girl Child “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” At Library For All, we are proud to support girls around the world. Last fall we launched our Girls' Collection crowdfunding campaign to raise $10,000 to both curate and create original titles to include in a Girls' Collection for our readers in Haiti.
Happy World Teacher Day! At Library For All, we believe teachers are true champions of knowledge.As schools around the world become increasingly more equipped with ICT and devices, teachers have expressed the value of using our digital library in the classroom. Teachers at our partner schools believe that children must be exposed to an abundance of quality content – especially in their local language – to develop a lifelong love of reading.
Article by Kevin Kraver, Director of Business Development, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Originally posted here. At Miller Center, we think a lot about how social entrepreneurship can help solve the problems of poverty at scale. Given our Silicon Valley surroundings, we also think about the role of technology, and how corporations can partner to create greater impact. It is exciting and powerful when we experience all of these ideals coming together to serve the poor. Library For All, a recent alumnus of the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®), and corporate partner, Equinix, provide a great example.
Did you know that the world’s poorest households are more likely to have access to mobile phones than to toilets or clean water? It’s true – 8 in 10 individuals living in developing countries own a mobile phone, and mobile penetration rises year over year. (World Bank, 2016) We live in a time where people living on less than $1.25 USD per day have access to a mobile phone, representing a huge opportunity to reach the world’s poorest people with critical services to improve literacy. The UN’s theme for International Literacy Day of “Literacy in a Digital World” shines a spotlight on this potential.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2017 / PRNewswire / -- In time for International Literacy Day, Sony DADC announced its partnership today with global nonprofit Library For All. Based in NYC, Library For All curates and distributes a customized cloud-based, digital library platform to children and adults living in developing countries where physical books are scarce but mobile devices are widespread. Library For All's digital library is filled with culturally relevant eBooks licensed or donated from local and international publishers.
Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates), founders, or in management positions at major companies. Is the problem the old boys network – or that success in technology is seen as a young man’s game? In this series, we speak with some of the top women in tech in New York as they discuss the challenges they face, the perceptions that need to be changed and the work that’s being done – or not – to help to promote women.
Today we speak with Tanyella Evans, cofounder and CEO at Library For All, a nonprofit building a cloud-based digital library and platform for communities in the developing world. Tanyella has worked in social entrepreneurship and international development, focusing specifically on education and culture. Using her experience as an educator in some of the poorest communities, Tanyella has established a much needed school in Haiti and continues to provide necessary educational tools and resources to the world’s indigent communities. Tanyella is active in the NYC tech ecosystem and is doing her part to strengthen communities in a booming tech city to the poorest regions.
CHELSEA, Manhattan — Some 250 million children worldwide lack access to books and basic education. In countries like Haiti, 85 percent of schools don't even have a library, but the nonprofit Library For All is changing the game."We exist to make knowledge accessible to all equally," co-founder Tanyella Evans said. "We believe that in the 21st century access to knowledge is a basic human right."
At A Partner in Education, we have successfully carried out international campaigns to collect books to send to Rwanda, where children in British, French and American establishments have donated second hand books to be enjoyed by students at Umubano Primary School. But what happens when the students have finished those books or when they want to access materials outside of term time? In a rapidly developing country, where most of the parents of our students now have a smart phone, we need to start thinking outside the book and consider some digital alternatives.
This week, which honored World Poetry Day, we'd like to spotlight a piece from one of our highly regarded community members, Jim Lichtenberg. A native of New York City, writer Jim Lichtenberg, sits as a member of Library For All’s Board, and now lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, 2 cats and a LOT of books.
This International Women's Day, Library For All is proud to announce our campaign to build our Library's first specialized Girls' Collection, starting in Haiti. "Let Haiti Read: Girls' Collection" is spearheaded by supporters Gwen Tilghman and Lauren Hoffman. The article below was originally posted here in Yale News.
Studies have shown that males are represented nearly twice as often as females in books for children. Now Yale alumnae aim to empower girls around the globe through the creation of the Library For All Girls’ Collection.