About Balang Foundation

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality reading literacy support for the youth, communities, and schools in Africa. Our literacy packages include leadership skills that prepare both in and out of school youth for the communities they will serve in their various professions. Our philosophy is that reading is a catalyst for human transformation and a necessary condition for sustainable development. We engage schools through in-service teacher development and work directly with various community stakeholders and units through catch-up and advocacy programmes. The name ‘Balang’ means reading the words and the world. We believe that the ability to read should be harnessed in the early years of one’s life.

A leading literacy and educational foundation that transforms the youth for literate societies

Our mission is to change lives by fostering innovative reading and educational programmes that will transform communities into highly literate societies

  • Develop and provide reading materials to learners for literacy development
  • Offer intensive educational programmes on leadership skills
  • Support reading literacy programmes in and outside of school
  • Offer scholarships for school uniforms and academic activities
  • Conduct world class research and offer professional development for literacy teachers