Happy Readers believe that the value of literacy in Africa cannot be emphasized enough.
If education is the route out of poverty, then literacy is the torch that lights the path.
- Without literacy, a child cannot be educated.
- Without education, an adult cannot better himself or herself.
- Happy Readers operate as a social enterprise. We are not a charity or an NGO.
- If doing good is such a core focus, why aren’t Happy Readers a non-profit? Because we believe that a profitable business gives us the staying power and growth potential to make a huge difference.
The better our business, the bigger our impact.
By accounting for and supporting long-term viability and proving that social good is good business, profit takes on a much broader and richer meaning… for ALL involved. In a challenging business environment, we have managed to keep our costs at the same price over the last 5 years. Our new Class Box has reduced in price yet incorporates more materials for the children and teachers.
- Happy Readers programmes are designed to educate and uplift the community by enabling the children to read, and lays the groundwork for further education. Developing literacy in children gives a lifelong benefit and has also helped the adult community to become more aware of issues covered in our stories, and therefore be proactive – a virtuous circle that encompasses the needs and aspirations of the community with the imperative of literacy.
- Happy Readers operate out of Zimbabwe and Zambia. We are able to, and do work in other surrounding countries which face many of the same challenges with reading.
- Happy Readers also create specifically themed books if commissioned. Currently we have our child trafficking book (used by the Institute of Migration), a Child Protection story ready to publish, as well as our Minefield story developed with the Halo Trust and used in Mine Risk Education programs.
- Carefully levelled readers, that are especially suited to readers with English as a second language.
Please contact us for any further information (languages spoken in the office include English, French and German)
The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Education is the primary vehicle by which economically and socially marginalised adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty, and obtain the means to participate fully in their communities.