Our Social Impact
The price of textbooks at a primary school, high schools and university level is nothing short of outrageous. The cost of textbooks for some learners can be as much as $1,200 annually. In fact, research suggests that 65% of students don't buy all the books that they need because of the expense attaching to textbooks. Our preliminary research suggests that 40% of international students do not buy many texts because it is a choice between buying textbooks and paying for meals and basic necessities. We are shocked by this and would like to make resources more accessible and affordable.
Additionally, there is an overwhelming amount of research suggesting that access to textbooks is more important than parental income, parental employment and parental education when it comes to developmental progress. Children that have access to fewer than 10 books, have been found to be developmentally behind children that have access to greater than 10 books by 2.5 years. Our goal is to address textbook accessibility and affordability by dramatically reducing the cost of learning materials and making them available gratis within low income countries.