All Children Reading features how eKitabu and other ACR GCD awardees’ work continues during pandemic in Malawi
This blog was originally posted by All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) on August 23, 2021.
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For eKitabu, its Begin With Books project in Malawi — to create accessible books in the Tumbuka language and Malawian Sign Language for early grade children — started in March 2020, just as the pandemic led to lockdowns.
“We quickly shifted to building a process to train and work remotely with a team of local translators, content developers, audio narrators, illustrators and organizations of persons with disabilities, providing them with airtime and a set of tools for project tracking and coordination,” said Lilian Kibagendi, eKitabu project manager.
“Though this process has had its challenges, we feel it enabled us to reach out to a wider group of collaborators and pushed us to improve our tools and documentation,” she said.