The world needs what we are creating.
Lack of Children's book diversity.
Of the 678 million units of children’s fiction sold in 2014, less than 10% had diversity represented in the main characters. 90% of children's books featured white, or animal main characters.
Global need for education empowerment.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals identifies the quality of global education to be the next frontier for the 2015-2030 era.
"Goal 4: Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrollment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education." (source: UN SDG website)
There is tremendous need for the global community to come alongside the schools in emerging countries, providing the tools needed for success and better education. We believe that by telling the stories of these cultures, we can change the understanding of these cultures and build a global community of mutual respect and support.