Awards & Grants

Grants for Literacy Projects in Countries With Developing Economies

This grant assists in the funding of literacy projects and in the professional development of literacy educators. Made possible by voluntary contributions of International Literacy Association members, this fund offers annual one-time grants to ILA members from countries with developing economies who seek support for a literacy project in their own countries. The number of grants (each up to US $2,500) will be determined by the amount of donations made to this fund as of June 30 each year.

This grant is suspended until further notice pending available funding.

Deadline: June 30


Recent recipients


Drahomira Gavranović
Project Country: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Project Name: Step by Step to Recovery: Bibliotherapy project for children in Bosnia and Herzegovina who have lost parental care

Sebastian Gitbang
Project Country: Tanzania
Project Name: Establishment of Libraries in Primary Schools in Tanzania [ELPS]

Jacqueline Kaaya
Project Country: Tanzania
Project Name: Practical Literacy for Adolescents (PLA) Project

Mathayo Sandamu
Project Country: Tanzania
Project Name: Tanzania Community Entrepreneurial Literacy Lessons Project (TELP)

Noah Emanuel Kayanda
Project Country: Tanzania
Project Name: The Rural Reading Project

Mr. Nickson L. Njau
Project Country: Tanzania
Project Name: Environmental Conservation Literacy Program Proposal


Mrs. Anastasia Reva
Project Country: Russia

Jacqueline Leigh
Project Country: Sierra Leone

Mrs. Jessie B. Fagans
Project Country: Liberia

Heidi Baer-Postigo
Project Country: Bolivia

Dr. Ann Nkechi Iheonu
Project Country: Nigeria

Nwigwe Ngozi
Dr. Angela Izuagba
Project Country: Nigeria

Samuel Andema
Project Country: Uganda

Nafiz Khan
Project Country: Bangladesh


Pierre Merilus
Project Country: Haiti

Amy Awbrey Pallangyo
Project Country: Tanzania

S. Y Shah
Project Country: India

Beatrice Tafon Takeh
Project Country: Cameroon

Tseren Byambasuren
Project Country: Mongolia

Edith Kigongo
Project Country: Uganda

Syed Nurul Islam
Project Country: Bangladesh

Alison A. Kelly
Project Country: Guatemala

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