IBWPPI has made the following advances to increase literacy education within the African diaspora:

The Bahamas

Partnership with the Ministry of Education via the National Library and Information Services to provide the Lillian G. Weir Coakley Library with a reading area stocked with reading books for the local patrons.


Partnership with the 40 Roses Foundation to provide books and reading materials to the girls of Ghana.


Partnership with the local YWCA to establish a Reading Room, stocked with a collection of books and reading materials.


Provided collection of multi-language language books for children to be educated and given the opportunity to read, learn and grow.


President’s Obama’s Report on Black Girls

During 2014, IBWPPI was invited to participate as advocates with the White House Council on Women and Girls, specifically to respond to a report the President was publishing called: Women and Girls of Color – Addressing Challenges and Expanding Opportunity. Not only did IBWPPI participate by offering feedback on this report, but we were also responsible for helping to distribute and raise awareness about the report.
The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute is dedicated to supporting literacy at home and abroad. IBWPPI has established a Reading Room Initiative. In each country where IBWPPI convenes, a Reading Room is established.
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