Our affiliates in Africa form the connective strand that allows IRA to weave a broad and deep network of literacy leaders. In many cases, this network also provides a grassroots local connection for our international projects and a catalyst for activities that respond to their communities' specific needs. IRA activities in the region are coordinated by the International Development in Africa Committee.

Contact IRA or the African network of affiliates list below for more information.

The 9th Pan-African Reading for All (PARFA) Conference in conjunction with the 10th Reading Association of South Africa (RASA) Conference will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, September 2 to 5, 2015. Click here for the call for abstracts of presentations and papers.

National Affiliates

Botswana Reading Association
Council No: B5126
Penny Moanakwene, President

Egyptian Association for Reading and Literacy
Dr. Fathi Ali Younis, President

Dr. Samia Elbassiouny, Official Contact Person

Association of Reading of Kenya
Hellen Inyega, President

Rift Valley Reading Association
Margaret Muthiga, President

Liberia Reads - Association of Literacy Educators
Lyn Gray, Treasurer

Association Internationale pour la Lecture au Mali (AIL-Mali)
Massaman Sinaba, President

Reading Association of Nigeria
Council No: N3A00
Prof. Gabriel O. Oyinloye, President

South Africa
Reading Association of South Africa (RASA)
Council No: S9A00
Eileen Scheckle, Chairperson

Swaziland Reading Association
C. Hlophe, President
Gciniwe Nsibande, Membership Director

Kilimanjaro Literacy Association
Meyasi M. Mollel, President

Reading Association of Uganda
Council No: U20000
Annette Kiberu Mpuga, President

Arua Reading Council
Council No: U20100
Doris Maandebo Abiria, President

Lira Reading Council
Patrick Olwit, President

The Reading Council of Central Uganda
Prosperous Nankindu, President

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