The first summit in Ethiopia on the theme of gender justice was a few days ago. 18 changemakers from 8 countries gathered at Liesak resort to foster meaningful connections, support each other, and amplify their impact through collaboration.
Duka book publishers were also represented by our Managing director. The opening takes place in Xhub Addis, Addis Ababa and all participants pitch about their project and impacts.
Duka book Publishers was part of the first Startup Weekend Addis organized from may 03-05 at AAIT by Techstars Startup weekend in partnership with Google for Startups.
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening.
Duka was represented by our Founder Bezawit. She pitched the problem and our solution then shortlisted from 25 ideas. On the final competition between the 12 finalists, Duka book Publishers won second place.
Yesterday was a marvelous day for us, as we were able to participate and display our book on the first annual Ethiopian Children’s Reading Summit in Addis Ababa organized by Ethiopia reads.It was a very fruitful event where we discussed about the use of picture book for children reading skill development, the effect of having trained librarians in libraries, the importance of local language books for children, the problems on children reading habit, the book publishing industry and how to work together to overcome the problems we are facing as a story writer, illustrator, publisher and librarian on the panel discussion. This event was attended by more than 100 guests, media, and Government officials.
March 8 brought us a really great opportunity to celebrate the day with UN community and sold our book on the event organized by UN Women with the motto of “Think equal build smart innovate for change.”
A lot of parents wonder, "Why is this so hard for my child?" The answers aren't clear, but scientists have discovered that the brain of a child with reading problems handles reading differently than that of a strong reader.
Some kids have a disability that makes reading difficult to learn. Others come to school without the literacy experiences they need to become readers. Some children struggle because they've received poor or inadequate reading instruction. When these and other risk factors are identified early, though, many children's reading difficulties can be prevented.
Duka book Publisher is currently working on its first illustrated book that can address children’s psychological need. This children's book develops children Reading skill, build general knowledge, analogical reasoning skills by giving a visual closure to words that are carefully selected based on their own age. The Books are entertaining, color able and interactive to allow children develop there interaction with books and develop reading habit.