Society for International Development Podcast on the Lubuto Library Project Zambian Language Literacy Program.

Society for International Development Podcast on the Lubuto Library Project Zambian Language Literacy Program.Washington DC Chapter of Society for International Development May 13, 2011. Jane Meyers and Mike Lee, of Sugar Labs and One Laptop Per Child, presented the Lubuto Library Project Zambian Language Literacy Project – LubutoLiteracy, demonstrated some of its results and discussed its impact. The Lubuto Library Project carried out an innovative program that teaches reading with 100 computer-based reading lessons in each of the seven Zambian languages. Zambian youth earned school fees for creating the lessons, working with Zambian teachers and guided by the government curriculum. A grant from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Program funded the project and the OLPC Foundation donated six XO 1.5 laptops. Under Creative Commons licenses the open-source computer-based reading lessons will be freely available to download from theLubutoCollections.org website. The Etoys-based lessons will run on any computer platform and can supplement classroom instruction as well as teaching out-of-school children in Lubuto Libraries.