Frequently Asked Questions
Please read these FAQs before reaching out!
+ How do I get access to NABU.ORG?
Currently, NABU.ORG is available in Haiti, Rwanda and the DRC. If you are in Rwanda and have an Android device, you can download our app from the Google Play Store and begin reading immediately. If you are in Haiti or the DRC, please contact us to join the waitlist.
+ What devices can I use NABU.ORG on?
Nabu Reads can be used on any Android smart device with an operating system (OS) of 4.4 and above. Most of our community partners such as schools use a class set of 30 tablets which are easy for young children to use, and can be circulated amongst classes.
+ My area doesn’t have Internet. Can I use NABU.ORG?
Yes. NABU.ORG can be used offline using a local server we call a “hub”. As a community partner using our hub version, all books are available offline on your local server. Your catalogue can be updated by connecting periodically to the Internet, or via USB.
NABU.ORG is optimized for low bandwidth environments. If you are reading from our mobile app, the books you download while you are connected to the Internet become available in your My Books section when you are offline.
+ Do you sell devices?
NABU.ORG does not provide or sell hardware. However, as long as you have an Android device with an operating system of 4.4 or above, you can access the app. In some countries, we partner with device manufacturers who sell hardware to our users at low cost. Contact us for more information.
+ Are there any costs for accessing NABU.ORG?
NABU.ORG will always be open and free for anyone to access, including our early grade reading collection of local language content, and our vast collection of curated materials for all ages.
We do offer additional services for our Community Partners such as schools, libraries or community centres, who require support to set up and maintain NABU.ORG, for example, on a local server. If you need technology support or would like us to work with you to source and curate custom collections, reach out to us here and we can come up with a custom quote.
- Additional custom content
- Usage data & analytics
- Technology support
+ What languages are available on NABU.ORG?
We are adding new titles all the time! Our growing digital collection currently has high-quality books in English, French, Haitian Creole, Kinyarwanda, Swahili and Lingala. We will be adding new languages to our programs as we continue to scale.
+ Do you have books for adults and teens?
Yes. Although our primary focus is on early grade reading; we provide hundreds of books across our program countries for all ages, ranging from early teens to adults.
+ How many books are available on NABU.ORG?
Currently, we have over 1,500 books available for enjoyment on NABU.ORG. Our collection is always growing as we create and acquire new content.
+ Does NABU.ORG translate books?
Generally, no. Through our publishing network of local writers and illustrators we create original high-quality levelled and decodable readers that are curated to local needs. We do translate some of the best titles from local authors into English for wider enjoyment.
+ Can I donate my books to NABU.ORG?
Yes! You can donate your digital content to the network and make it accessible to readers in any one or all countries, by assigning us a license to distribute your work. We accept high quality content for all ages, and you can send us digital files in virtually any format. Reach out to learn more about joining the Read To Rise Network.
+ Can I run a writer workshop in my community?
Yes! We are currently accepting applications for writer workshops in Kinyarwanda and other languages on our roadmap. If you are an organization with a venue, access to 10-20 windows laptops, ability to gather to 20+ participants (they do not have to be trained writers) and a small budget to cover hard costs, please reach out to us.