Imagine not being able to read this sentence?

250 million children of primary school age lack basic reading and writing skills due to limited access to books.


Of the 250 million live in sub-Saharan Africa.


Primary aged children are not in school.


Public primary schools have a functioning and well equipped library.

Our solution

Juza Digital Library

A virtual space where children have access to a catalogue of over 1,000+ Swahili and English curriculum suitable storybooks in digital format. Divided into age and grade brackets, the content platform provides a wide collection of illustrated stories in many genres such as funny, scary and adventurous stories and more. 

Tool for literacy

Equipping teachers and students with digital literacy skills while promoting digital literacy.

Capacity building for teachers

We train local teacher-librarians on effective library management practices and help create a support network for continued learning.

Caters to the reading disabled

Use of multi media learning materials such as audio books stimulates learning for the reading challenged.

Tracking and measuring reading progress

Through the student's diary we collect key data sets that allow us to measure and assess the student's reading journey.

Why we do it?

Literacy is an essential human right. A good quality and basic education equips pupils with literacy skills for life and further learning. Literate parents are more likely to keep their children healthy and send their children to school. Literate people are able to better access other education and employment opportunities; and collectively, literate societies are better geared to meet development challenges