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.
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According to the World Literacy Foundation, 750 million illiterate people can’t read a single word and more than 2 billion people struggle to read and write a sentence. Illiteracy is a global tragedy. At a glance, we often think illiteracy is not being able to read or write, but what does that actually mean on a deeper level?READ MORE
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