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CODE’s International Literacy Day Annual Donor ReceptionSep 12, 2016An evening of thanks, milestones and the launch of Seeing is Believing 2017! More than 50 of CODE’s most loyal supporters braved the humidity last week to attend CODE’s annual donor reception. ...read full article...
Asanko Gold partners with leading Canadian NGOSep 08, 2016CODE is pleased to announce a new, six-year partnership with Asanko Gold which will extend CODE’s world class Reading Ghana literacy and education program to include the Ashanti Region of the country. ...read full article...
Children’s Book Project 25 Year AnniversarySep 07, 2016A reflection by CODE Executive Director, Scott Walter. Arriving in 1988 as CODE’s new East African Director I was greeted by the reality that Tanzania was one of the poorest and most foreign aid-dependent countries in the world. ...read full article...
CODE Celebrates National Aboriginal Day with Burt Award AnnouncementJun 21, 2016We're excited to announce that this year, CODE’s 4th Annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature ceremony will be hosted in collaboration with First Nations University of Canada in Regina on Thursday, October 13, 2016. ...read full article...
Canada should make education a core theme in aid policyJun 13, 2016UNESCO and the World Bank calculate that if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty. That is a 12 per cent cut in global poverty. ...read full article...
Debut novelist Tamika Gibson wins CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean LiteratureMay 02, 2016CODE announced the winners of its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors, at the 2016 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port-of-Spain ...read full article...
Burt Award for Caribbean spring events 2016Apr 26, 2016There is no shortage of Burt Award activities taking place in the Caribbean this spring. Below is a listing of what to expect in the weeks and months ahead. ...read full article...
Celebrating the Winners of the 2015-16 Burt Award for African LiteratureApr 26, 2016The past few months have been busy for CODE’s partners in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania. They each awarded talented local authors of English language literary works for young adults with CODE’s Burt Award for African Literature. ...read full article...
Toronto business donates proceeds to CODE’s literacy programsApr 04, 2016​Our Prints Charming, a family-owned online business based in Toronto, has debuted a special wall print benefitting CODE. ...read full article...
Storytelling in teaching and learning for pupilsMar 31, 2016A new guidebook called ‘Mbinu Saba’ was recently launched to address teaching methodology challenges in Tanzania. The guidebook was prepared in collaboration with CODE. Teaching methodologies is one of the critical areas that  ...read full article...
Finalists for CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature AnnouncedMar 11, 2016CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors. ...read full article...
Canadian Government Invests in $18M Pilot Project to Transform the Future of Education in MozambiqueFeb 12, 2016CODE is partnering with the award-winning literacy organization Associação Progresso and Mozambique’s Ministry of Education and Human Development to implement the 7 year program. ...read full article...
Announcing BETTERFeb 12, 2016Dear friends, colleagues and supporters, I'm pleased to announce that CODE has been appointed by the Canadian Government to undertake the delivery of an extensive teacher education reform program in Mozambique. ...read full article...
A Tanzanian Success StoryFeb 01, 2016A recent study shows that the Reading CODE project is succeeding in its mission of creating capable young readers and writers in Tanzania. The assessment shows students from project schools outperforming their peers in non-project schools by leaps and......read full article...
Ghanaian writers urged to make their contents available onlineDec 15, 2015The Executive Director, Ghana Book Trust (GBT) Mrs Genevieve Eba-Polley, has urged Ghanaian writers to make their content available online for children to access. ...read full article...

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Burt Award for Caribbean Literature 2015 Now Open for Submissions!Jun 06, 2014Submissions are now being accepted for the second round of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature until 24 October 2014.  ...read full article...
Illustrators Wrap Up Work on New Reading Sierra Leone BooksJun 04, 2014From May 21st to 28th, a group of illustrators gathered in Freetown, Sierra Leone for the fifth workshop offered by CODE and facilitated by A....read full article...
Reading Kenya Teacher Training Begins in NairobiMay 30, 2014The first Trainer of Trainer workshop CODE's new Reading Kenya program started on May 5, 2014 at the Southern Blue Hotel in Nairobi....read full article...
CODE Salutes Knowlton NashMay 26, 2014It’s with great sadness that we heard of the recent passing of former CBC news anchor Knowlton Nash....read full article...
This Mother's Day, Give a Gift that Matters!May 09, 20145am, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: ...read full article...
The Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature is Going on Tour!May 07, 2014This spring, some of the winning authors of the inaugural edition of the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature will be touring schools, libraries, Friendship Centres, community centres and youth ...read full article...
Jamaican Author A-dZiko Gegele Wins Burt Award for Caribbean Literature First PrizeApr 26, 2014The first winners of a unique literary award that will provide thousands of youth across the Caribbean region with access to exciting new titles were announced on April 25th....read full article...
A Special Message to our VolunteersApr 09, 2014Across Canada and the US the spirit of volunteerism is being celebrated this week as part of National Volunteer Week and we want to sing our appreciation from the rooftops....read full article...
Submissions for the 2nd Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature are now being accepted!Mar 21, 2014Submissions for the 2nd Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature are now being accepted!...read full article...
Finalists for Inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature AnnouncedMar 17, 2014CODE is proud to announce the finalists of its inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The shortlisted titles are (in alphabetical order):...read full article...
The Women of CODEMar 07, 2014March 8th is the United Nations' International Women's Day. To celebrate, we want to introduce you to four women from around the world whose lives have been impacted by CODE in one way or another....read full article...
Burt Award for African Literature - Ethiopia Third Round Winners AnnouncedMar 04, 2014The latest winners of the Burt Award for African Literature — Ethiopia were recently announced during a ceremony held in Addis Ababa....read full article...
CODE and Partners to Run Free Writing Workshops Across the CaribbeanFeb 18, 2014The first in a series of annual free workshops for writers of fiction for young adults will be held in several locations across the Caribbean this spring as part of CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Literature p...read full article...
Illustrators Hard at Work on the Next Reading Sierra Leone BooksFeb 12, 2014Illustrators recently gathered in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to start working on the new titles in the Reading Liberia/Reading Sierra Leone Collection....read full article...
7,500 culturally-relevant books distributed to Aboriginal youth through CODE's Burt AwardJan 14, 2014Thanks to CODE's Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, 7,500 copies of three books written by Aboriginal authors have been made available for free to Aboriginal youth across Canada....read full article...

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Teaching, and exploring, photography in LiberiaJan 28, 2014By B.D. Colen...read full article...
Workshopping in Addis AbabaJan 06, 2014Excerpt from Canadian writer and CODE expert-volunteer Robert Rayner's blog posted during his recent trip to Ethiopia on behalf of CODE. More posts at http://raggedbeliever.wordpress.com/...read full article...
Ghanaian Lead Trainers Ready for the Challenges of Training TeachersNov 05, 2013By Pamela Winsor...read full article...
Better Teachers For A Better EducationJul 05, 2013By Hila Olyan, Project Manager, CODE...read full article...
Letting Creativity Shine ThroughJun 04, 2013By Christine Earnshaw, Program Manager, CODE...read full article...
Write my Life AwayMar 27, 2013By Linda Yohannes...read full article...
Training Better Teachers: CODE’s Capacity-Building Work in GhanaDec 05, 2011In August 2011, CODE expert volunteers Dr. Pamela Winsor, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, and Dr. Alan Crawford, Professor Emeritus at California State University, traveled to Ghana to hold two week-long......read full article...
In the Field from Sierra LeoneMay 09, 2011Blog entry from Meddie Mayanja, CODE Program Manager May 9, 2011...read full article...
Maiden flight to Liberia... back to GhanaSep 03, 2010 By Meddie Mayanja...read full article...
The reality of school in Meuda, MozambiqueApr 28, 2010By Catherine Macnab April 28, 2010 On Friday I head north to Cabo Delgado, the northern coastal province of Mozambique. ...read full article...
A Morning in Capunda, Niassa Province, MozambiqueSep 28, 2009By Catherine Macnab, CODE Program Manager After four days in the Mozambican capital of Maputo, discussing technical aspects of the program with Progresso staff, I looked forward to visiting my first rural school in the northern province of Niassa.  After......read full article...
Poverty and BooksToday is International Day to Eradicate Poverty. On my way into the office this morning I was thinking about how the books CODE publishes today provide for generations to come. More broadly, literacy provides the tools for a person to find their own way......read full article...
Reading LiberiaWe describe Reading Liberia as a comprehensive readership program that aims to improve the quality of education in Liberia by sharing knowledge and building capacity through professional mentorship. But it’s so much more. Only a few months in and we’re......read full article...
LalibelaWe left Addis Ababa and headed north to Lalibela - a patchwork quilt of every possible shade of green warmed the earth as we looked out the plane’s small windows. ...read full article...
Nothing short of incredibleThis morning we loaded our suitcases onto the bus while it was still dark- we headed out of town a bit behind schedule but still beat the rush hour traffic. Before we knew it our bus was taking us through an incredibly scenic drive in the Blue Nile Gorge......read full article...

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