Jane Kurtz: Translating story books from one language to another

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I first heard this truth from my brother, who was an English Language Learner teacher in Portland for twenty years: kids not only learn to read more easily when they are reading in their mother tongue, they also can learn to read in a second or third language more easily if they first learn to read in their mother tongue. … Read More

Horse Powered Library – Ferzano Update


Ethiopia Reads would like to introduce you to our newest member, 23 year-old Addisse Adebo, hired as the new Horse Powered Library facilitator. Addisse is a young local man who attended Mudula High School and has spent the past few years teaching preschool children at church and in the village. Previously working as a farmer, Addisse was introduced to our … Read More

App Testing with IREX and CODE Ethiopia


On March 21, we tested tablet apps developed by partner agency IREX in several of our libraries. We tested at three site – Ekodaga, Gebeta, and the Alemaya school in Addis. The apps were tested in Amharic at Gebeta and Alemaya, while the apps in Ekodaga were designed in Oromifa. ER has been supporting the IREX project to develop local … Read More