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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.
Education in Ghana still faces many challenges. Low education quality, absence of trained or qualified teachers, gender inequality and lack of educational resources have led the youth in the community to grow up directionless.READ MORE
If your work relates to literacy and you believe reading changes lives, we encourage you to submit a paper with the view of presenting at the World Literacy Summit next April 5-8, 2020 at Oxford in the UK.READ MORE
Children in Kosovo face daunting challenges in reading comprehension. The 2015 Kosovo PISA report revealed a low performance of children in reading. Reading is not included as a continuous classroom activity, and there is a lack of books and limited access to school libraries.READ MORE
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