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Project information

The Sun Books Project

This project will use unique digital technology, in the form of solar powered tablets, to provide educational resources to teachers and students in “off the grid” location in Uganda, lacking learning resources, internet and electricity.

This is an ongoing project

Charity information: World Literacy Foundation

World Literacy Foundation logo
  • Need


    Uganda has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world. The population has a literacy rate of 78.4% (women only 71.5%) and only 58% of the population (age 6 and above) have attained primary education. The Ugandan population has a huge need for education related assistance and the sooner high-quality education can be provided, the more opportunity future generations who grow up in Uganda will have.


    The Sun Books‘ are solar powered tablets pre-loaded with educational resources that provide a transformative low-cost way of equipping teachers and children with the resources they need in off the grid locations. The tablets provides comprehensive and updateable teaching materials to teachers who do not have the resources available to properly educate students. In the long-term, this high-quality education and increased literacy will be a pathway out of poverty for many Ugandan children.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Eradicating illiteracy in Uganda, by providing educational assistance to isolated classrooms.


    » Provide teachers with training, support and resources tailored to those working in isolated settings.
    » Provide solar-powered educational tablet devices to remote/off-the-grid classrooms.
    » Provide a condensed, local and international digital curriculum that can be offered without shipping of textbooks, electricity or Internet.
    » Provide a platform for users to create locally relevant content.

    What success will look like

    We plan to track progress and evaluate the impact of our Sun Books and its educational effect by asking for teacher feedback regarding the tablet and its usage.

  • Impact


    Ultimately, we aim to increase the literacy rate throughout the local regions in Uganda that we are working in. We will focus on a set of key metrics which help evaluate our impact:
    - Tablets Distributed
    - Classrooms involved
    - Teachers enrolled in program
    - Percentage of local content on the device
    - Local authors/ publishers involved
    - Literacy rate in region
    - Student engagement levels


    The World Literacy Foundation have been running this project since 2016 and are rather confident that there are now a limited amount of risks involved in the project.


    The World Literacy Foundation would report and update our donors via our annual report as well as via our Sun Books website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Sun Books Producing the tablets and solar chargers

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    World Literacy Foundation´s Fundraising Efforts £25,000 Guaranteed
    Carlson Family Foundation £20,500 Guaranteed
    Souter Charitable Trust £8,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Uganda has a very young population (25% of the population is 15 years old or under); however a large majority of this young population has very poor literacy skills. There are many factors for this, such as rote learning/memorization teaching styles, lack of key literacy skills gained at the primary teacher’s college, along with large class sizes and a lack of resources. As the country develops, living costs become more expensive and there is greater competition for good paying jobs.


    Children and Youths in Uganda.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The World Literacy Foundation was founded to eradicate illiteracy. We strongly believe that education is a fundamental human right, and that all children should have access to quality education. Since our establishment in 2003, the World Literacy Foundation has steadily grown to align with the needs of a continually evolving education educational organizations, and have built long-lasting relationships with communities around the world.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Lennart Meijer

    Marketing and Fundraising Manager of Sun Books

    Jamie-Lee Kay

    Program Manager of Sun Books

    Nighty Akello Moro

    Project Manager of Sun Books