Our Mission

Imagine a world without access to books in your own language.
How would you learn to read and write?

Our mission is to make knowledge accessible to all, equally. 

250 million children worldwide are not learning to read and write, despite enrollment in school. 

Library For All is a nonprofit organization that has built a digital library to deliver quality educational materials in developing countries. 

We believe in providing individuals with the opportunity to learn, dream, and aspire to lift themselves out of poverty. Literacy and quality education lead to higher income, longer lives, and healthier families. Studies show that if all students in low-income countries had basic reading skills by the time they finished primary school, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.



Join us on our journey to let the world read.

Our Programs

SINCE 2012

Our Team

 

TANYELLA EVANS

Co-Founder & CEO

In 2003, Tanyella volunteered as a teacher for a year in Uganda. The school she volunteered at had only one textbook for students in Grade 4 learning math, and so she wrote every lesson on the blackboard, which her students diligently copied down, leaving little time for fun or creativity.

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When she met Rebecca in mid-2011, she realized that they were looking for the same thing – a scalable solution to the lack of access to books in the developing world. In June 2012, Tanyella left her consulting job and joined Rebecca in co-founding Library For All.

Tanyella has experience with development programs around the world. In her recent role as the Executive Director of Artists for Peace and Justice, she led a team to establish a high school serving 3,000 students in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Tanyella graduated from the University of Cambridge in the UK.

As CEO at Library For All, Tanyella leads the organization, specifically on product development, program implementation, and strategic partnerships.

ISABEL SHEINMAN

Director of Business Development

As Director of Business Development at Library For All, Isabel is responsible for designing and implementing the development strategy for the organization.

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While continuing to build this movement, she now focuses her efforts towards building sustainable business models and establishing creative revenue streams to support the rapid growth of the organization.

Isabel joined the founding team of Library For All in May 2013, only days after graduating from Georgetown University where she studied Philosophy and Psychology. Having dedicated much of her time at school to working with education-focused initiatives in the U.S. and abroad, Isabel immediately recognized the value of the Library tool and their need for a strategy to help get it off the ground. After college, Isabel served on the Junior Board of Girls Learn International, where she continues to volunteer as an Ambassador.

 

LOUIS
RUCH

Senior Developer

Katherine
Stephans

Partnerships & Communications Manager

TANIYA
BENEDICT

Programs Manager

LAETTITIA
ANTOINE

Haiti Operations Officer

FRANCOISE
THYBULLE

Haiti Library Director