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COUNTRIES IMPACTED

we work to lift young people out of poverty

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

We’re here to change that

 

TAKING BACK CONTROL DURING AN UNCERTAIN TIME …

 

Millions of children are out of school due to the Coronavirus crisis, they are now isolated at home with family. What better way to enjoy this time together than reading at home! Reading can strengthen family relationships and also it is the best way to keep kids learning during the quarantine.

Here some eBooks to help kids deal with coronavirus.

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My Hero is You

 

Written and illustrated by: IASC & Helen Patuck

 

The book explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

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El Rey del Momento (Spanish)

 

Illustrated by: Christine Luong

 

Christine is a marketer by day and illustrator by night. She enjoys listening to podcasts, completing crosswords and eating her body weight in chocolate.

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The Inside Book

 

By: Matthew Griffiths

 

Matt is an author of children’s books. He’s a writer and creator who enjoys filling empty spaces; like painting or writing on a page, capturing a photo on film, or telling a story in a quiet room.

https://mattcgriffiths.com/

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 work to ensure children from a disadvantaged background in Colombia have the opportunity to acquire literacy skills to reach their full potential.

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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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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.

Read more about economic and social impact of illiteracy.

750 million
school teachers
1 out of 5
children reading skills
2 billion
poverty cycle
Digital literacy
developed countries

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