Under this portfolio, COAL implements development programs focused on establishing school libraries, book clubs, and film screenings of book adaptations and provides accelerated literacy and numeracy programs. Additionally, COAL conducts Creative Writing workshops. We also engage in advocacy to foster equal access to quality education that supports school enrolment and uptake in Africa. As part of our literacy drive and through our community development Centre, COAL ensures youth have a safe and creative space to learn, build networks, and form strong peer relationships for their growth.
COAL recognizes the challenges faced by creatives in leading sustainable economic initiatives and finding fulfillment in their creativity. We support writers, poets, and aspiring authors through Creative consulting in Publishing, facilitating access to publishing companies. COAL, through its network of skilled editors, provides editing services to writers and make their works accessible through our bookstore and creative publications. To provide market access for artists, under this portfolio, COAL implements open mics, book readings, and creative events that not only provide a platform for creative but also offer market access for their intellectual property. We also make African literature and other Pan-African merchandise accessible through the COAL literature store.
COAL provides educational training and research consultancy support to organizations and businesses. With a positive bias towards development and making positive contributions to development and humanity, COAL has continued to utilize and encourage organizations to implement transformative development models that are participatory, intersectional, contextual, and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve. This has led us to the process of content creation for the setting up of organizational structure, documentation of policies and processes. COAL has built expertise around providing consult support services to three major clientele; non-governmental organizations, private businesses, and government agencies. We understand that every task is unique, and we have a team of professionals who understand their strengths, enabling us to tap into the potential that best fits each project. We offer research consultancy services in education and other socio-economic research, and development of policy briefs.