One approach would be to look at the top questions on this site, and to make sure those things are addressed in a helpful and organized way. You could even reuse the content from here, since all user contributions are licensed under the sharing-friendly Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Translation into local languages is very much a part of what this license is intended to enable.
There are various ways to consider the top questions; one way, of course, is all questions sorted by votes, but I think the list of FAQ questions might be even more appropriate. I'm not sure exactly what goes into Stack Exchange's determination that a question is an FAQ, but the resulting list looks like a very good starting point.
It might also be interesting to look at Lesser Questions with Good Answers, or simply the Top Answers on the site. (Note that the data behind these queries is updated irregularly and approximately monthly; it may be slightly out of date, but for this purpose should be good enough.)
This may give you something slightly different than the typical "Get Started with Digital Photography!" book — but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
For bonus points (where "ponts" go towards making the world more awesome), you could contribute some of those "lots of photos to help them understand the camera settings better" back to the site under a CC-BY-SA license, making the answers here even better.