NITEO supports children and families to develop the literacy skills needed to build bright and hopeful futures. We do this through strategic global and Canadian partnerships.
What We Do
Globally, we partner with organizations to supply community libraries by collecting and shipping gently used books from Canada to Uganda.
We build capacity through training Literacy Leaders – teachers, high school students, community leaders, elders, and parents.
We support literacy learning through open-sourced resources – When We Give Children Books and Leadership in Literacy Micro-credential.
We intentionally build relationships between grassroots leaders and volunteers across the globe.
Locally, we collect donations of gently used books to send to Uganda. We invest in newcomer and refugee families through our Story As Community Family Reading Program in Kelowna and Vernon.
“Life is hard, characterized with domestic violence, unwanted pregnancies, alcohol and drug abuse…but the library is their centre of hope.”
David Peter Omedo
here are Our core Values