Since 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies has partnered with Library For All, now home of NABU, an online learning system that has expanded to 18 countries, to build and maintain a digital library to deliver quality educational materials to students in developing countries and expand their access to digital reading materials in local and international languages.
In Rwanda, Bloomberg Philanthropies partnered with Library For All and the Imbuto Foundation, founded by the First Lady of Rwanda, to increase the literacy of 20 million school-aged children.
According to a 2014 UNESCO report, if every child currently enrolled at school in a low-literacy country could be taught to read, an estimated 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty. Library For All focuses on making knowledge accessible to all, equally, through a diverse and inclusive digital and print library aimed at meeting the varied needs of primary school-aged children around the world. The Library’s work transcends traditional publishing and aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.