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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.
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.
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.
The World Literacy Foundation is a platform that focuses on ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to strive and succeed through literacy. Volunteering is one of the many ways to help address illiteracy, and many programs are available to provide the tools for change.READ MORE
Learning to read is something most people in the U.S. don’t remember well. While many people take for granted their ability to skim through a magazine in the checkout line, others struggle to put their thoughts to paper or to interpret articles, books, and other media. For adults and young people living with a Specified Learning Disability (SLD), literacy is a challenge that doesn’t begin and end in the classroom.READ MORE
Why does literacy matter? It’s a terribly simple question but the answer is not obvious to everyone. Literacy provides people with the freedom to find employment, positively engage in society and intellectually free themselves from the shackles of illiteracy.READ MORE
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