Literacy is a prerequisite for eradicating poverty, yet globally there is a severe shortage of local language books at the early grade levels.

As a result, 250M children are leaving school without being able to read, rendering them extremely vulnerable to social and economic exploitation.

NABU is disrupting this cycle of poverty by leveraging technology to publish children’s books for free on digital platforms in mother tongue languages.

When children can read in their local language first, they grow in confidence, and literacy levels shoot up. By offering training for writers and illustrators, we create original local language books that support children in learning how to read. is our free reading app that can distribute children’s books to millions of readers globally.

Pamela was awesome and had great insight for me around marketing and growing awareness of my organisation. The biggest takeaway for me was encouragement and to dream bigger and bolder!

Tanyella Evans, Co-Founder, NABU