Our affiliates in Africa form the connective strand that allows ILA to weave a broad and deep network of literacy leaders. In many cases, this network also provides a grassroots local connection for our international projects and a catalyst for activities that respond to their communities' specific needs. Many ILA activities in the region are coordinated by the International Development in Africa Committee. To contact them, e-mail George Andima,

Learn more about ILA's activities and projects in Africa. Contact ILA or an affiliate listed below for more information.

National Affiliates

Botswana Reading Association
Penny Moanakwene, President

Beatrice Tafon Takeh, President

The Egyptian Reading Association
Graduate School of Education
The American University of Cairo
Thomas DeVere Wolsey, President 

Dr. Haregemoin Fantahum, President

Literacy Association The Gambia
Modou Lamin Jammeh, President

Ghana Literacy Association
Abudulai Jakalia, President

Association of Reading of Kenya
Timothy G. Kamau, President

Rift Valley Reading Association
Geraldine Nanjala, President

Liberia Reads! Association of Literacy Educators
Siaffa Preston Korkoyah, President

Association Internationale pour la Lecture au Mali (AIL-Mali)
Massaman Sinaba, President

Reading Association of Nigeria
Prof. Joanne Umolu, President

South Africa
Literacy Association of South Africa (LITASA)
Catherine Langsford, Chairperson

Sierra Leone
Sierra Literacy Association Sierra Leone (SLA/SL)
Senesi Fawundu, President

Swaziland Reading Association
C. Hlophe, President
Gciniwe Nsibande, Membership Director

Kilimanjaro Literacy Association
Meyasi M. Mollel, President

Reading Association of Uganda
Harrison Kiggundu, President

Arua Reading Council
Doris Maandebo Abiria, President

Lira Reading Council
Patrick Olwit, President

The Reading Council of Central Uganda
Prosperous Nankindu, President

Anna Murru, President

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