Following the charity's beginnings in Zambia in 2008, we have sinced worked in India, Malawi and Ecuador. Wherever the Book Bus travels, we ensure that our reading schemes complement local curricula and maximise child literacy.


Every week, we work with more than 1000 children to help them engage in the wonderful world of books across projects in Zambia.

Our local teams work alongside teachers in over 30 schools in Livingstone, Kitwe and Mfuwe providing reading support and literacy schemes that are improving the children’s overall educational standards. The Book Bus in Zambia also run regular reading sessions at community and public libraries in Kitwe and Livingstone.


The Book Bus worked in Malawi between 2010 and 2020, providing literacy support to in-country partners.

We worked closely with local partners “Fishermans Rest”, The Lake of Stars music festival and a Community self-reliance project on the shores of Lake Malawi.

We concluded our projects in Malawi with the construction and successful handover of a Community Library to local NGOpartners Community Initiative for Self Reliance (CISER) in Mangochi.


Based at Puerto Lopez on the Pacific Coast, the Book Bus worked in Ecuador from 2010 to 2019.

Our Spanish speaking teams and volunteers ran reading and literacy schemes in five schools as well as a valuable after-school programme of remedial reading sessions for children struggling in the classroom.