According to UNICEF, another 100 million children and teens will follow below the minimal acceptable levels for writing and reading literacy in 2021. Through its intuitive platform, Baobabooks helps children to improve literacy skills while providing them with a meaningful outcome – their own book. Baobaboooks works to support the UN’s sustainable development goal (SDG) 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. In addition to scale more quickly and have a broader impact and engagement, the company also support SDG 17: “Strengthen the means of implementation the SGDs through partnerships”. Our purpose is to help children and teens gain life-critical literacy skills while building connections and understanding across countries, oceans and cultures.
We are in discussions with Amal Alliance (refugee children), UNICEF, Gustave Roussy Hospital (Paris) and may others. We have a goal of two partnerships in 2022 and three partnerships in 2023.
We have a goal of 50 schools using our platform for free by the end of 2022 and 100 schools using our platform for free by the end of 2023. Thus far, we have provided our platform to 39 schools in Pakistan and we are working to do the same for 22 schools in Lebanon. We are engaging around the world with discussions to help extend our reach and impact into underserved communities.
Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.