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CODE joins "We Can Do Better 2015" CampaignFeb 06, 2015A campaign calling for greater leadership from Canada in tackling global issues in 2015 launched on February 5, as leaders of Canadian international development organizations — including CODE — came to Parliament Hill to ask for specific action on......read full article...
CODE One of 25 Financial Post Charities of the YearDec 16, 2014...read full article...
Monique Gray Smith Wins 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature First PrizeSep 27, 2014The 2014 winners of a unique literary award that provides thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada with access to culturally-relevant, engaging books every year were announced on September 27th....read full article...
Climbers Meet with Tanzanian Partner CBP in MoshiJun 30, 2014As they prepare to begin their ascension on July 1st, the team of Kili climbers attended a presentation by Children's Book Project (CBP) Executive Secretary Pill Dumea, who travelled to Moshi to meet with them...read full article...
Lapdesks a Success in MozambiqueApr 16, 2013In 2012, CODE and its partner Associacao Progresso designed and distributed 6,000 lapdesks to be used in under-resourced schools in Cabo Delgado and Niassa, the two northernmost provinces of Mozambique.  The colourful lapdesks, which are made of durable......read full article...

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Read our 2012-2013 Gratitude Report!Sep 30, 2013CODE is proud to present to you its 2012-2013 Gratitude Report, highlighting our recent accomplishments in advancing literacy and learning for children and youth around the world.   ...read full article...
Happy International Literacy Day!Sep 06, 2013September 8th is International Literacy Day....read full article...
Finalists for CODE’s Inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature AnnouncedSep 04, 2013In the lead up to International Literacy Day, CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature....read full article...
Support CODE at the 2013 Read Africa BallAug 21, 2013The fourth annual CODE Read Africa Ball will be held at The Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District, Toronto, on Nov. 7th. ...read full article...
CODE and Partners Get Together to Present at Major African Literacy ConferenceAug 14, 2013CODE and several of its in-country partners got together yesterday to make a presentation at the Pan-African Reading For All Conference, taking place at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, this week....read full article...
CODE Recognizes Burt Award Partners on International Day of the World's Indigenous PeoplesAug 09, 2013On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, CODE wants to share its pride to be working with leading organizations representing First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Canada....read full article...
Significant Changes to Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Guidelines: Your Book or Manuscript May Now be Eligible!Aug 08, 2013As a result of some concerns raised by publishers and authors, CODE has made some significant changes to the guidelines that will allow more publishers and authors to submit works.  The revisions to the guidelines include the following:...read full article...
Pan African Reading for All ConferenceAug 07, 2013The Pan African Reading for All Conference takes place every two years and represents the largest and most prestigious international literacy conference in Africa.  Teachers, researchers...read full article...
Mobile Library Services Remote Communities in GhanaAug 02, 2013Thanks to CODE's support, Ghanaian children living in remote locations will have access to high-quality books and computers. Last month, a mobile library service was launched in the Ashanti region of Ghana. ...read full article...
The CODE 2013 Read Africa Ball: Buy your tickets!Aug 01, 2013The CODE 2013 Read Africa Ball will take place on Thursday, November 7th, at the Fermenting Cellar located in Toronto's Distillery District.  Tickets are now available online!!!...read full article...
Malala Day Brings World's Attention to Girls' EducationJul 12, 2013On her 16th birthday, Pakistani girls' education advocate Malala Yousufzai addressed the United Nations (UN) Youth Assembly with a speech about global education....read full article...
CODE Welcomes New Director of International ProgramsJul 02, 2013CODE recently welcomed a new member to its team in Ottawa. Eric Slade was appointed Director of International Programs....read full article...
Burt Award Supporters to Receive Honorary DoctoratesJun 25, 2013Two supporters of CODE's Burt Award for Caribbean Literature will receive honorary doctorates from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine....read full article...
CODE Celebrates National Aboriginal DayJun 14, 2013June 21st is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. On this special day, CODE would like to recognize the outstanding partners involved in the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature....read full article...
Help Your Dad Give the Gift of Literacy This Father's DayJun 12, 2013This Father's Day, you could provide your dad with the opportunity to offer a child in a developing country the gift of literacy....read full article...

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The biggest library ambassadors... are childrenWe sat around the table in the middle of the library.  It was a stifling hot afternoon and our discussion centred on the need for a fan to make the room more conducive to readers, something that the town council agreed to provide.  There were six library......read full article...
7 Canadians, 11 Churches and 1000 PriestsWe hit the 11 famous rock hewn churches of Lalibela at mid-morning, eager to see the miracle of construction. These towering edifices were hewn out of the solid, red volcanic stone on which they stand. ...read full article...
A journalist in the makingYesterday we had fabulous visits to Merawi Reading Room and Durbete Reading Room - both rural and new since last year in the regions around Bahir Dar. Durbete put on an incredible welcoming ceremony with the children performing songs, traditional......read full article...
We made it!After an uneventful but long flight we arrived in Addis Ababa late Saturday night. Addis Ababa is a grand dame decked out for a party that feels like it's still going on. We missed the Ethiopian Millennium celebrations in September, but Addis Ababa......read full article...
Something exciting just happening in Tanzania…On July 11th, 2008, at the Canadian High Commission in Tanzania, representatives from the education and cultural sectors, the news media, as well as publishers, editors and authors, joined CODE’s partner organization, the Children’s Book Project, and......read full article...
Sharing DialogueThis summer CODE held its biannual all-partners workshop in Ottawa Ontario. The workshop was designed to gather all partners together to share their successes and lessons learned, and to share in dialogue about standardizing how we measure the results of......read full article...
Seeing is Believing trip... less than one week to departure!It’s less than one week to departure and it’s getting very exciting. I look forward to connecting with Ethiopian friends again and seeing how the new Reading Rooms in Addis Akaki and Lidetta have progressed since last year. I also look forward to meeting......read full article...
Rooms full of childrenYesterday was a travel day with an early morning visit to the local Lalibela primary school. At the school we distributed two big boxes of pencils. The visit was moving as the children performed a song a dance. We’ve seen a lot of school children during......read full article...
Blue Nile GorgeYesterday we went to the Ministry of Education office and met with the head of education to discuss the obstacles faced by primary school teachers in the region. He told us about the low resources for teacher training, lack of books, supplies, classroom ......read full article...
Persistence Rewarded for Winners of Inaugural Burt Award in KenyaBy Geoff Burt, Literary Prizes Foundation...read full article...
CODE in the Field - Back in Liberia with Kathy Stinson By: Kathy Stinson February 2, 2010 I’m sitting on the fourth floor balcony of the Cape Hotel in Monrovia in shorts and t-shirt listening to a mixture of surf and hotel generators, and the occasional honking of a motorcycle horn. It’s just after nine o’......read full article...
Literacy MattersA Message from CODE Executive Director Scott Walter On International Literacy Day, 2011 ...read full article...
Helping Students Succeed By: M.M....read full article...
Reading Liberia – Field Notes – Day 2 How teachers are tracking project outcomes, the partnerships and opportunities.Charlie Temple was in Monrovia, Liberia for day two. He worked with teachers to develop and pilot test class monitoring and assessment tools. The purpose of the exercise was to build the capacity of We-CARE Foundation to track and collect data about the......read full article...
Senegal  By Lynn Beauregard –in Senegal  ...read full article...

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