African Storybook Project
The Project aims to address the shortage of books in local African languages for early reading. The main reason why there are so few stories in local African languages is that it is not cost effective to publish and print stories for reading in languages that have a small readership. But if the stories are on the internet, and also can be translated by people themselves into local languages, the challenge can be overcome. The project thus created a website for people who work with children in African contexts. The purpose of the African Storybook Project (ASP) website is to provide stories in African languages as well as in English for young children as they are learning to read. This website is for parents and people working with children (such as teachers, librarians, community workers) in African contexts.