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COUNTRIES IMPACTED

1 OUT OF 5 PEOPLE IN THE WORLD CANNOT READ OR WRITE

We’re here to change that

OUR PROJECTS

AFRICA

We have designed and developed an App with digital content and e-books which is preloaded in a solar-powered Tablet in English and the local language.

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AUSTRALIA

We run the Indigenous Literacy Project, in partnership with five Indigenous communities in North Australia. Another important project is Reading Out of Poverty - ROOP.

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SOUTH AMERICA

We are focused on children who have low-level literacy skills, and whom can’t afford to attend school. Every week we run two classes for 60 children.

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UK

World Literacy Foundation runs local programs in the UK, such as parent mentoring and tutoring services and distributing children’s books

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USA

We are partnering with local schools and communities in the Mid-Western region to provide children’s books, tutoring and literacy support.

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GLOBAL PROJECTS

We run global projects to empower literacy in the World, such as Youth Ambassadors, World Literacy Summit, and more.

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TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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WHY WE DO IT

We believe in literacy as the foundation of lifelong learning and education, people that cannot read or write experience difficulties in developing simple every day task such as read the label of a medicine bottle, fill in a job application or understand a traffic sign, so when we help someone to acquire literacy skills, we empowering them to afford better opportunities in life and breaking the poverty cycle.

SOCIAL IMPACT

People completely or functional illiterate face the prospect of poor health outcomes, welfare dependency, gender inequality and a lack of social cohesion.

Studies have shown the mother´s literacy level is closely related to child health and survival.

Girls are still more likely than boys to never attend to school, and their incomes are 60-75% of men’s salaries.

Literacy significantly enhances a person’s ability to access, understand and apply information about health to make accurate decisions.

Literacy promotes gender equality as a fundamental condition for the full enjoyment of human rights, provide better skills for work and socio-economic participation by women and men.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

Illiteracy costs the global economy $1.5 trillion annually. Literacy is the foundation of community and economic development.

192 million people are unemployed worldwide, many unable to find a decent livelihood due to a lack of literacy and numeracy skills.

85% of all teenagers who are involved in criminal activities are functionally illiterate, high crime rates have a direct relation to low literacy skills.

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OUR BLOG

News

How do low literacy levels impact on the community?

According to the World Literacy Foundation, 750 million illiterate people can’t read a single word and more than 2 billion people struggle to read and write a sentence. Illiteracy is a global tragedy. At a glance, we often think illiteracy is not being able to read or write, but what does that actually mean on a deeper level?

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News

Folding Literacy into Everyday Life

Thanks to busy schedules, institutional challenges, and the sheer exhaustion of supporting a family, prioritizing reading often just doesn’t happen. These all-too-common obstacles are why librarians and nonprofits are teaming up to bring books and story hours to laundromats.

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Youth Ambassador

Introducing the next generation of changemakers

The World Literacy Foundation believes the power for long-term change lies in the hands of our youth and they are committed to elevating young leaders for positive change.

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