1 out of 5 people in the world
cannot read or write

WE’RE HERE TO CHANGE THAT:

Employment

Reading and writing are essential skills in the search for meaningful employment. Literate individuals enjoy a wider range of career choices, and are more likely to champion for equal pay and fair working conditions for themselves and their family.

Lowered Crime

Literacy training affords young people at risk of delinquency a chance to seek productive employment and participate more fully in society. This lowers their chance of engaging in criminal activity and increases their capacity to lift themselves out of poor social and economic situations.

Health

Literacy significantly enhances a person’s ability to access, understand and apply health related information to their lives. This means better hygiene and sanitation practices, increased awareness of disease and a stronger initiative to seek out quality healthcare for their family.

Gender Equality

Women who can read and write are more likely to demand equal treatment, more capable of using their voice to vote, more likely to share their skills to benefit others and are better equipped to become socially and financially independent.

Read. Write. Empower.

The World Literacy Foundation is a global not-for-profit organisation working to lift young people out of poverty through the power of literacy. We believe that every child should be able to read and write so they can enjoy lifelong learning and empowerment. We are committed to building strong partnerships, providing assistance to grassroots literacy organisations and maximizing our impact through innovative solutions that bring quality education materials to classrooms across the world.

OUR IMPACT

120,000+

Books Distributed

100+

Community Grants Awarded

200 MILLION+

People Reached

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These Pakistani children go to a makeshift school in a clay house, located in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad.
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