Zambia Opens Donations for Literacy

 In Literacy Project

We’re proud to announce that Pizza Hut Zambia has launched the African Literacy Project, and is officially open for donations! We spent an energy-filled filled day with the Pizza Hut team, and their local literacy partner, Lubuto Library Partners. We kicked off our initiative in the best way we could: with a group of eager young learners!

Why are literacy rates so low?

It is estimated around 280 million people in Africa can’t read. So why can so few people read? While this is a complex question, a major factor is simply a lack of access to books. On our journey across the continent we’ve see plenty of schools and met countless quality educators. Yet a desperate lack of books and learning aids is clear in each country. The Pizza Hut African Literacy Project exists to make a positive impact on these shocking statistics. We’ll do this by distributing Red Reading Boxes within each community we operate.

Partners in literacy

Lubuto Library Partners is an innovative development organization that builds the capacity of African libraries to create opportunities for equitable education and poverty reduction. What is exciting about this partnership in Zambia, is that our visions are closely aligned: use literacy as a bridge to opportunity. Lubuto Library Partners are focussed on creating infrastructure, and the Pizza Hut African Literacy Project is focussed on getting books into the hands of kids. We can’t wait to see where this partnership takes us.

A big thank you to team Pizza Hut Zambia for hosting an awesome event, you guys rock. The only thing left to do now is for you, our much loved customers, to help us keep this project going and growing, by donating to the Pizza Hut African Literacy Project. We really can’t do it without you.

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Share this post, follow the journey, make a donation, and let’s get Africa reading!

Downloadable press resources and photographs: https://pizzahutafricanliteracyproject.prowly.com

For interviews with the General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Ewan Davenport, please contact Lizzy Moletsane –  lizzy@platocomms.co.za / +27 (0) 83 256 3918 / +27 (0) 11 886 0211

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The Slice of Africa is Pizza Hut Africa’s contribution to the global initiative called Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project. Established in 2016, Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project was created to encourage literacy through providing reading resources and engaging customers to make a difference for the cause. In its first year, the global campaign impacted 15.9 million people and distributed more than 275,000 books and educational resources to communities in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica and South Africa.

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