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Building a bridge to equality, one mother tongue story at a time

NABU is solving the global literacy crisis so that every child can read and rise to their full potential. Our vision is to provide every child with equitable access to literacy by 2030.


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About NABU

NABU is a tech-enabled publisher of multilingual children’s books. We create culturally responsive, mother-tongue stories more efficiently and at a scale never achieved before.

Every child with equitable access to literacy by 2030

Globally, 250M school-aged children cannot read. According to the World Bank, higher literacy rates are associated with greater health, economic growth, and employment at the societal level. Early childhood literacy is critical to eradicating poverty, yet globally there is a severe shortage of books in mother tongue languages.

Guided by the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, NABU exists to address a root cause of many of the world’s greatest societal challenges — illiteracy. We are building an inclusive, diverse, and widely accessible platform to make early grade level story books available to the 250M children most in need.

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Our Impact

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4.7M+
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Children Served

1.3M+
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Books Downloaded

500+
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Titles Published

150+
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Local Artists

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From NABU Users

I used to be afraid of answering questions in class, but since reading on NABU I have become more confident. I love reading in Kinyarwanda, especially funny stories, like when the rabbit goes to steal wheat. I can now understand Kinyarwanda much better, and can share my ideas fearlessly!

Belize, age 10

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From NABU Users

Reading on NABU helps me understand my local language and also helps me learn new languages like English. I am always excited to share stories with my mom after reading and she helps me understand. NABU helps me boost my memory because I love memorizing the story!

Oliver, age 6

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