BurdaEducation to provide reading materials for USAID-funded READ II project in Ethiopia

BurdaEducation is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Creative Associates International to provide supplementary reading materials under the USAID-funded READ II project for Ethiopia. The goal of the READ II project is to improve the reading proficiency and educational attainment of 15 million Ethiopian children to enable them to lead productive lives and drive Ethiopia’s economic, social, and political development. BurdaEducation will provide more than 1.3 million reading materials in six Ethiopian languages to 41 districts (woredas) in five regions. These materials include 441 separate, distinct titles. BurdaEducation will print, sort, package, label, and deliver the supplementary reading materials.

BurdaEducation also assisted READ II and the Ethiopian government in piloting an innovative approach
to “Track and Trace”. BurdaEducation has printed more than 140 bar codes targeting 45 schools to allow the project and the government to track book distribution and ensure that the books arrive at schools on time.
The bar codes and a related app were used to verify book delivery.