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Tessa Welch

African Storybook Project Leader
Saide’s African Storybook initiative aims to address the shortage of contextually appropriate picture storybooks for early reading in the languages of Africa. Our digital open licence publishing model is providing a growing number of storybooks in a growing number of languages without having to consider the size of the market for stories of a particular type in a particular language. To encourage and learn from use, we are working with teachers, librarians, teacher educators and literacy development organisations in Eastern and Southern Africa.