Partners

MEDA is an international economic development organizations whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. Our partnership with MEDA began as pilot program for 30 women’s groups and expanded to more than 1,000 women’s groups through MEDA’s Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW) project. GROW reaches 20,000 women farmers and their families in northern Ghana to increase food security by helping women grow more soybeans and forge market links to improve their income opportunities. Literacy Bridge used the Talking Books to support training and learning related to agriculture, nutrition, and financial literacy.

UNICEF assists children and mothers in developing countries. In 2013, Literacy Bridge Ghana signed a three-year contract with UNICEF Ghana, to reach 49 communities in the Jirapa Municipal with maternal and child health education. In 2017, we expanded the program to reach more than 250,000 direct beneficiaries in 10 districts in Northern and Upper West regions to provide greater access to knowledge about health, hygiene and sanitation, education, and child protection. In 2018, the program grew to integrate Talking Books in regional Community-Based Health and Planning Services (CHPS) in the Jirapa Municipality.

CARE International is a global confederation of 14 members working together to fight poverty in 94 countries. CARE places a special focus on working with women to help whole families and communities escape poverty. Our partnership with CARE reached more than 30,000 people with knowledge about farming, health, finance, and discussions about gender roles.

Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. Literacy Bridge Ghana partner with AGRA in 2015 to deploy agricultural farming practices to farmers in the Northern Ghana through the Talking Book.

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Literacy Bridge Ghana partners with WINROCK INTERNATIONAL to use the Talking Book as a communication tool on theUSAID Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Project (AgNRM). Through USAID, the Ghana Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (AgNRM) project addresses issues related to natural resource management in northern Ghana. AgNRM provides a scalable, integrated landscapes approach to support sustainable economic development and rural livelihoods; improves nutritional outcomes; expands climate change related risk management options; and strengthens northern Ghana’s natural resource base

 

 

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Amplio is a Seattle nonprofit that uses technology and services to share knowledge with the world’s most vulnerable communities. We bridge the gap for people with low literacy skills in remote areas, including women and men from oral cultures, through our Talking Book — a rugged, easy-to-use audio device that runs on batteries. Users can access a library of engaging, culturally relevant, actionable content in their local language to improve their health, income, and quality of life. Because our technology collects usage data and user feedback, our partners can identify barriers to development goals and gain deeper insight into the communities they serve

 

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