Opening Ceremonies Sponsor: CODE Canada
On Monday 10 August 2009, the Conference will open with welcomes and keynote speeches from major figures in literacy and education policy. A social time will follow the opening. Then you are invited to stay for the presentation of the Burt Award for African Literature. The Burt Award recognizes excellence in young adult fiction from Africa and addresses an ongoing absence of relevant, quality books for young people while simultaneously promoting a love of reading at a critical stage of learning.
As a longtime participant in the Pan African Reading For All Conference and as the founder of The Children's Book Project (the 2009 host organization), CODE Canada is proud to be both an overall sponsor of the Conference as well as sponsor of the Opening Ceremonies and the Bill Burt Award ceremony.