Library of Resources to Enrich Children's Learning

Discover ZimbOriginal's ever-growing library, with social studies related stories, and over 100 bilingual children's fiction stories


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Resources to support learning, including over 100 engaging and exciting well-illustrated children's fiction stories told in both English and ChiShona

Why you'll love ZimbOriginal


Broad coverage

Ever-growing digital library with social studies related reading resources, and more


Quality bilingual stories

Digital library with quality well-illustrated children's fiction stories told in both ChiShona and English


Cultural awareness

Education to overcome prejudice and indifference against indigenous and traditional cultural practices


ChiShona quizzes 

Bilingual children's fiction stories with ChiShona vocabulary and grammar quizzes for each story


All ages

Bilingual children's fiction stories with 5 different reading levels based on reading development, rather than age


Zero data cost

Econet subscribers will not incur data charges while accessing ZimbOriginal!



Content available across all of today’s devices: desktops, tablets, and smartphones


Unlimited access

Unlimited access to online resources, for use on demand.

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Nurture a love for reading, and empower young learners to keep questioning, keep learning, and keep growing

Who is ZimbOriginal for?

A Zimbabwean Learner looking for storybooks and researching heritage and culture related topics

A Parent of Zimbabwean children encouraging reading and cultural awareness

An Educator in Zimbabwe teaching and promoting reading and cultural awareness

The Zimbabwean Diaspora who cherish their heritage

A Foreigner keen on engaging with all that has helped shape Zimbabweans' way of life

Just You interested in languages, culture, customs, and traditions indigenous to Zimbabwe

Promoting reading and cultural awareness among young learners