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We're Changing Children's Lives Through Literacy

The World Literacy Foundation is on a mission to ensure that every child regardless of geographic location has the opportunity to acquire literacy skills and books to reach their full potential. 

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We Strive to Eradicate Illiteracy by 2040

92% of your donation brings books and literacy support to children in need.

By giving the gift of literacy today, you are empowering a child with reading and writing skills needed to succeed at school and beyond.

The Economic Cost and Social Impact of Illiteracy Report 2022

The Economic Social Cost of Illiteracy 2022

Why Literacy?

At the World Literacy Foundation, we believe in literacy as the foundation of lifelong learning and education. People who cannot read or write experience difficulties with simple everyday tasks such as reading the label of a medicine bottle, filling in a job application or understanding a traffic sign. When we help someone to acquire literacy skills, we are empowering them to access to better opportunities in life to break the poverty cycle.

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Changing Children's Lives in...

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OUR PROGRAMS

Changing Children's Lives in...

Africa
SUN BOOKS
AUSTRALIA
ROOP
LATIN AMERICA
APRENDE LEYENDO
UNITED STATES
USA READS
UNITED KINGDOM
UK READS
AUSTRALIA
ILA
GLOBAL
AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
GLOBAL
WLS

USA READS

Key Projects

The Read for Wellness program provides education and health equity for chronically ill children. It is designed to increase children’s literacy and well-being.

Kids Read One! program provides Harry Moon books, a backpack, fun Harry Moon extras, teacher resources and in-school support. We strive to engage children in reading and have an entire class, grade level or school discover the joy of reading.

World Literacy Foundation is working with the award winning Harry Moon Books series to implement the Kids Read One program into Junior High Schools across 7 States in 2022-23.

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The World Literacy Foundation is on a mission to ensure that every child regardless of geographic location has the opportunity to acquire literacy skills and books to reach their full potential.  Will you join us?

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