Grants for Literacy Projects in Countries with Developing Economies



The purpose of this fund is to assist in the funding of literacy projects and in the professional development of literacy educators.


This fund, made possible by voluntary contributions of International Reading Association members, offers annual one-time grants to International Reading Association members from countries with developing economies who seek support for a literacy project in their own countries. The number of grants (each up to US $2,500) will be determined by the amount of donations made to this fund as of June 30 each year. Applications will be accepted between March 1 and June 30.

For additional information, contact the Global Operations Unit.

Award Recipients


Drahomira Gavranović
Project country: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Step by Step to Recovery: Bibliotherapy project for children in Bosnia and Herzegovina who have lost parental care

Sebastian Gitbang
Project country: Tanzania
Establishment of Libraries in Primary Schools in Tanzania [ELPS]

Jacqueline Kaaya
Project country: Tanzania
Practical Literacy for Adolescents (PLA) Project

Mathayo Sandamu
Project country: Tanzania
Tanzania Community Entrepreneurial Literacy Lessons Project (TELP)

Noah Emanuel Kayanda
Project country: Tanzania
The Rural Reading Project

Mr. Nickson L. Njau
Project country: Tanzania
Environmental Conservation Literacy Program Proposal


Mrs. Anastasia Reva
Project country: Russia
Jacqueline Leigh
Project country: Sierra Leone
Mrs. Jessie B. Fagans
Project country: Liberia
Heidi Baer-Postigo
Project country: Bolivia
Dr. Ann Nkechi Iheonu
Project country: Nigeria
Nwigwe Ngozi
Dr. Angela Izuagba

Project country: Nigeria
Samuel Andema
Project country: Uganda
Nafiz Khan
Project country: Bangladesh


Pierre Merilus
Project country: Haiti
Amy Awbrey Pallangyo
Project country: Tanzania
S. Y Shah
Project country: India
Beatrice Tafon Takeh
Project country: Cameroon
Tseren Byambasuren
Project country: Mongolia
Edith Kigongo
Project country: Uganda
Syed Nurul Islam
Project country: Bangladesh
Alison A. Kelly
Project country: Guatemala

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