There’s more to open educational resources than just code. You can contribute in many different ways by getting involved in one of our many partner organizations and their projects. Many of our collaborating organizations have community involvement in the form of translations, programming, community outreach or content development.
UNESCO has been a long-standing partner for promoting the Global Digital Library with a view to supporting early-grade reading in underserved languages. In the context of supporting countries to ensure continued education under the crisis of Covid-19 pandemic, UNESCO will work with partners to launch the translation sprint events in most vulnerable countries that are undergoing Covid-19 school closures to make reading opportunities available in local languages and accessible for all children.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a globally-accessible public commons of knowledge and culture. We make it easier for people to share their creative and academic work, as well as to access and build upon the work of others. CC will work with its global network to provide opportunities to translate openly licensed children’s books so learners everywhere can read in their local language.
The Global Book Alliance is a partnership of donors, multilateral agencies, and non-government organizations whose vision is a world in which all children have access to quality books that they can use to learn to read, read to learn, and develop a love of reading. The Global Digital Library is a flagship initiative within the Global Book Alliance, and is funded by Norway. Technical support provided by the Global Book Alliance in Action contract is funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
Learning Equality is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting quality learning experiences through edtech in low-resource, low-connectivity contexts. It develops and maintains Kolibri, an end-to-end suite of open-source tools, content, and do-it-yourself support materials, designed for offline-first teaching and learning. The Kolibri Content Library currently contains storybooks from the Global Digital Library, and will contain all approved translations from the sprint following the event and quality assurance.
Curious Learning is a non-profit that curates, localizes, optimizes and distributes open-source learning content that provides a path to literacy in 50+ languages. Harnessing the natural curiosity of a child, together with the neuroscience of how the brain learns to read, a child can learn to read using low-cost technology, regardless of proximity to schools or even access to literate adults. Curious Learning works with multiple partners, including multilateral institutions and governments, to bring localized apps directly to children.