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Since its inception in 2014, Book Dash (see Foreword 49) has received ongoing recognition for its innovative book-creation model and social-impact work.

The organisation published 21 brand new books in 2019. It printed and distributed over 300,000 copies of those books directly to children who could not otherwise afford to own books. Book Dash has received several accolades, including the Impumelelo Social Innovation Award for publishing disruption and the Open Publishing Awards for "Best Open Content." It was an education-category finalist of the MTN App of the Year Awards.

With 137 titles and over 750 000 books printed and distributed for free, Book Dash is on track to achieve its vision that every child should own 100 books by the age of five. Foord is proud to be a Book Dash sponsor.


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