This is an amazing charity and I want to get the word out there about who they are and what they do.
Library For All seeks to provide access for children all over the world to quality reading and educational books. In the countries where they distribute, Library For All source local writers to ensure books contain culturally relevant material.
A significant problem was discovered when books were being destroyed by mould and weather conditions in third world classrooms and the difficulty of replacing these. So Library For All have devised an app containing all the books in their library which can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. Along with the app, they are equipping third world classrooms with tablets with charging capabilities and connectivity.
From their website:
Library For All was founded by Australian entrepreneur Rebecca McDonald. Moved by images of suffering in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Rebecca relocated with her husband to volunteer on community projects. What affected her most during her years in Haiti was seeing classrooms with hundreds of children that had no books. As a keen reader of e-books herself, the idea for an accessible, culturally-relevant digital library hit Rebecca like a lightning bolt.
Working with influencers and expert collaborators in the US, Rebecca successfully grew Library For All from idea to organisation in 2013. This ground-breaking digital library initiative provides a scalable solution to the lack of accessible books in developing countries. To date, the e-library has reached thousands of children across Haiti, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Mongolia and Cambodia.
Rebecca returned to Australia in 2016, where she now drives innovation across the Asia Pacific region. With a young family, she is more passionate than ever about the social and economic benefits of literacy education, ensuring that children and young people have the opportunity to become lifelong readers.
What an incredible vision for such a worthy cause!
To make a donation or for more information, head to
Library For All