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Valerie Hussey Joins CODE AmbassadorsJun 11, 2013CODE is honoured to welcome Valerie Hussey as its newest Ambassador. A recipient of the Order of Canada for her work in publishing and philanthropy, Valerie is an important figure of children's publishing in Canada....read full article...
New Libraries Up for Adoption in Ethiopia and Tanzania!Jun 07, 2013Several new libraries and reading rooms in Ethiopia and Tanzania are now up for adoption as part of CODE's Adopt a Library Program....read full article...
Burt Literary Awards Featured in IBBY Canada NewsletterMay 27, 2013The May 2013 newsletter from IBBY Canada features two stories about CODE's Burt Literary Awards program....read full article...
Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Now Open for SubmissionsMay 13, 2013Eligible books and manuscripts can now be submitted to the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature! ...read full article...
CODE Ambassador Peter Mansbridge Celebrates 25 years As The National HostMay 07, 2013CODE would like to congratulate Peter Mansbridge, who recently celebrated 25 years as host and chief correspondent of The National, CBC's flagship nightly n...read full article...
CODE Affiliate IBB Featured in The St.Louis Post-DispatchMay 06, 2013The St.Louis Post Dispatch published a story about CODE's U.S. affiliate, the International Book Bank, and its work on May 4th, 2013....read full article...
New Award to Recognize Excellence in Caribbean Literature for Young AdultsApr 29, 2013 ...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...
Want to Know More About What We Do? Watch Our New Video!Apr 11, 2013CODE has just released a new video about Reading CODE, its comprehensive readership initiative working with teachers, librarians, writers, and publishers in developing countries to support and sustain the development of literacy and learning across the K......read full article...
Burt Award Inspires Young Ethiopian Authors to Keep WritingMar 27, 2013Three young Ethiopian authors received the Burt Award for African Literature for their outstanding Young Adult novels telling contemporary stories of youth in their country....read full article...
"Grandfather of Modern African Literature" Passes AwayMar 25, 2013Nigerian author and poet Chinua Achebe has passed away on March 21st at the age of 82....read full article...
Young Refugees Receive Burt Award Winning TitlesFeb 22, 2013Young people from four different refugee camps in northern Kenya will have access to high-quality, entertaining English novels, thanks to CODE and Windle Trust Kenya, an NGO whose primary mission is to provide, promote and coordinate ...read full article...
Luminus Magazine Features Article on Kevin Major's Trip to Ghana for CODEFeb 21, 2013The Winter 2013 issue of Luminus Magazine, the magazine of the Alumni Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland, features an article on alumnus and award-winning Canadian author Kevin Major, who is involved as an expert volunteer with the Burt......read full article...
Your Contributions Made a Difference in 2012 - See How in our Annual Report!Dec 20, 2012The end of the year is an opportunity for us at CODE to both reflect on our recent accomplishments in supporting literacy and learning, and to express our thanks to all those who worked with us to make results possible....read full article...
Burt Award Winning Books Approved for Use in Tanzanian Schools Dec 04, 2012The Tanzanian newspaper The Guardian published an article on Dec....read full article...

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A Passion for Change By Sean Maddox in Sierra Leone March 23, 2010 The power just went out again and I lost my first attempt to reflect on my arrival in Sierra Leone. Oddly enough the computer didn’t recover the draft from the power surge. But perhaps oddity and......read full article...
Gord Pronk in Liberia- Challenges and SolutionsWe just finished day 2 and we are winding down on the balcony.  Kathy has a lot of writing to review. I will explain a couple of challenges and start a discussion about the solution. I guess I have already come up with a solution for the first challenge....read full article...
A Burt in the handOn Monday August 10th, we awarded the first winners of the Burt Award for African Literature during the opening gala of the Reading for All Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. All three shortlisted authors were present and the energy was high as story......read full article...
SENEGAL:SICAP Mbao ...read full article...
Reading Liberia – Field Notes – Day 3Indeed on day three, Charlie worked with teachers to analyze the data and revise tools. The teachers should be ready to use the tools in the coming weeks....read full article...
bi hi milo By Sean Maddox March 26, 2010 Sierra Leone is a unique country with many experiences and challenges that most could not imagine. The week has witnessed a great deal of learning; mainly by me. I spent so much time listening to professionals tell me about......read full article...
A Reflection on World Teachers’ Day 2011In 2005, I travelled to Tanzania, a country where CODE works, to visit schools and meet with educators. I saw the classrooms through the eyes of a teacher. I remember wonderful, welcoming classrooms full of many visual aids, caring professionals and......read full article...
WOTS Up! Word on the StreetWOTS Up! ...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...
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...
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...
Learning in difficult conditionsBy Meddie Mayanja What kind of classroom did you go to? What environment do kids in your community learn from? As you are still at it, take a look at this photo. It’s an aerial view of an elementary school in Monrovia, Liberia. I took it on one my......read full article...
Canadian Engagement Heads West and into the Future!By Garth Brook I’ve just returned from a tour of schools and presentations in Calgary. As a retired teacher who has now been “out of the classroom” for over 10 years, it’s such a thrill to be in front of a class again to talk about Project Love and......read full article...

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