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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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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...
Seeing is Believing - Sharing the sightsOne of our Seeing is Believing tour participants, Stefan Hensel, has kindly taken the time to compile a few photo albums of some special moments captured during our trip. "This photo essay will, hopefully, reflect the impressions gathered on this trip......read full article...
Field notesIt is amazing here - so hot and humid that my notebooks are already warping!  I am in Liberia for sure - the smells of fire in the air, the noise, the distorted radio music, people lining the roads, the throngs of people everywhere, small stray dogs and......read full article...
... a time for new growthDespite the long journey to get from Ottawa to Lilongwe, it is jarring to arrive in Malawi.  Travelling through the central part of the country from Lilongwe to Blantyre, I am conscious of the contrast between Ottawa’s autumn landscape and Malawi’s dry......read full article...
Reporting from LiberiaToday other things struck me.  The numbers of young men in the streets all day are just hanging out - not working, not studying, not involved.  This is a concern for a nation that wants to get back up on its feet, that’s for sure.  I bought fruit today......read full article...
Feeling empowered... ...read full article...
Windy roads and jagged mountainsHere's to the long road again as we set off for an 11 hour journey to Lalibela on highways that hug the road and give us all breathtaking views of canyons, mountains, quilts of terraced farmland and the never ending stream of walkers on the side of the......read full article...
Reading LiberiaOur Director of Development, Sean Maddox, and I have just gotten home from a trip to Liberia, where we officially launched CODE’s newest program, Reading Liberia, and helped facilitate a series of demonstration workshops for teachers on how to teach......read full article...
WOTS Up! Word on the StreetWOTS Up! ...read full article...
Liming in Guyana with IngridBy Ingrid Ermanovics, Feb 6, 2010 I spent the morning "liming" (that’s ‘Guyanese’ for hanging out) but spent the afternoon in the next region to the west across the massive Demerara River.  The General Manager of the Guyana Book Foundation (GBF), Leila......read full article...
Freetown First ImpressionsBy David Klooster March 23, 2010 (carrying home the firewood) I’m here in Freetown with Sean Maddox, at the end of our second day of trying to build a foundation for Reading Sierra Leone. ...read full article...
Learning 36,000 Feet Above Sea Level By: Meddie Mayanja –Oct 25, 2010 Liberia Dr. Haddad Wadi of TechKnowLogia fame once described qualities of successful individuals in the 21 century to include the “ability to learn to learn” -literally looking at every experience to learn and grow. ...read full article...
Training the Trainers in GhanaAfter a successful workshop for tutors in August 2011, CODE expert volunteers Dr. Pamela Winsor, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, and Dr....read full article...
Reflections On the Way Home By Dr. David Klooster March 26, 2010 I’m afraid my contributions to this Sierra Leone blog are all introductions and conclusions and nothing in between. I’m on my way back to North America after a week in Freetown, a whirlwind week, so here are a few......read full article...

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