African Storybook Project (Comic Relief)

NBA has completed the design and development of a database-driven website for Saide’s African Storybook initiative with a vision of providing all African children with enough stories in a language familiar to them to practise reading and learn to love reading. On the website (, users are able to find enjoyable African stories for children to read; translate/version the stories into a local language or variety/dialect; adapt the stories for their context and required reading level; create their own stories using one of the templates on the website for others to engage with and use; and download and print the stories, or read them on a variety of devices. We also assisted  with procuring and managing devices, connectivity, and usage of the website in the pilot sites in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Lesotho.