The Sun Book Backstory
The Sun Book tablet is a project of the World Literacy Foundation, which has a goal of eradicating illiteracy.
In today’s world, 20% of the population is illiterate. Millions of adults, as well as children, can’t read or write. This often goes hand in hand with crippling poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
The rise of technology such as the Internet means many people are also facing digital illiteracy. What if you can’t use a computer? Send an email? Navigate a website? The lack of these basic digital skills limits the opportunities for already illiterate people to get better jobs and improve their lives.
The Sun Book project is about bringing textbooks and educational resources to the classrooms of the world’s poorest children. These children – tomorrow’s leaders – often have to share a single textbook. Or try to learn with no textbook at all. In this information-rich age, that is a disgrace.
The Sun Book solar-powered tablet is a sustainable solution for the millions of classrooms that have no electricity and no Internet. It brings quality textbooks and learning materials into the classroom on a single device.
Will you join us in the fight to give children a quality education and instil in them a love of learning?
The Sun Book Mission
To provide digital learning resources to all children, both boys and girls so they can:
- Receive a quality education
- Develop a lifelong love of learning
- Be better prepared for the digital age
We’re passionate about bridging the digital divide for children in developing countries who have:
- Few or zero textbooks
- No access to the learning tools on the Internet that are available to their wealthier peers
- Been forgotten and are being left behind in today’s technological world
If you believe:
- Every child should be able to get a quality education
- Poverty does not have to define a child’s future
- Children should get the chance to dream big and reach their potential
Then you can take action or give directly as we roll out the Sun Book tablets.
In 20 million classrooms in the world’s poorest countries, children are missing out on vital schooling because they lack books and basic education resources
The Sun Book team – your partners!
Founder of Sun Books
CEO of the World Literacy Foundation
A social entrepreneur with a deep commitment to bridge the digital gap and bring education tools to the poorest and most disadvantaged young learners of the world.
As the founder of Sun Books, Andrew is on a mission to unlock the potential of millions of people. Sun Books will provide a toolbox of digital books and learning resources to “off the grid” classrooms with no internet and electricity.
“We want young students to have the reading materials and learning tools they need to be their very best.
“I want to unlock the potential that’s locked up in the next generation of young people, regardless of their geographical location. They can be the next scientists, the next teachers, the next innovators, the next explorers.”
Marketing and Fundraising Manager of Sun Books
A young individual with great passion for entrepreneurship and digital marketing. A recent grad of International Bachelor of Business and Management, Lennart aims to make a difference in the world by combining his online marketing skills with his passion for social entrepreneurship.
He believes education is crucial for economic empowerment and wants to ensure that all children have access to quality education. When Lennart has some spare time he enjoys hockey, fitness and traveling around the world to submerse himself in culture and local cuisine.
Program Manager of Sun Books
Jamie is in her final year of her degree in International Studies and Commerce. She recently just moved back to Australia after living abroad in Chile pursuing her passion for Spanish!
She’s had experience across the not-for-profit sector in areas of education, children’s rights and gender equality. She is an ambitious individual that wants to eradicate gender inequality, injustice and illiteracy. She believes quality education has the ability to empower a nation and lift millions out of poverty.
Nighty Akello Moro
Project Manager of Sun Books
Nighty is responsible for the training and support of teachers and students who receive a Sun Book tablet. Based in Uganda, Nighty is an educational revolutionist who brings life-changing digital resources to under-resourced classrooms.
Every extra year of education a girl receives increases her income by 10-20%
Sun Books wants to say thank you to its partners
When you support Sun Book tablets, you are joining a revolutionary group of businesses committed to children’s education and literacy.
A big thank you to:
- Inyourpocket Technologies
- African Revival Books
- Busy Izzy Publishers
- Project Literacy
- Reading out of Poverty
- World Literacy Foundation
And we also acknowledge the support of hundreds of publishers and suppliers of books and digital content.