Entries by The WLF Team

Libraries Evolve to Bridge Digital Divide

Libraries Evolve to Bridge Digital Divide For most of recorded history, libraries were places where people could get access to information, expand their knowledge, and record important historic information. The oldest library in operation today, Al-Qarawiyyin in Morroco, has kept its doors open since 859. In the 15th century, after the invention of the printing press, information […]

Benefits of growing up in a book-oriented home

Benefits of growing up in a book-oriented home   When you teach a person to read and write, you are giving them the power to communicate with other people and interpret the world they live in. Despite the undeniable importance of literacy as the bedrock for education and progress, the positive spill overs from ‘environmental […]

How to get in the Christmas spirit this year!

How to get in the Christmas spirit this year!   Christmas is often referred to as the ‘Season of Giving’, but that spirit is arguably less significant than ever. Are Christmas and the ‘Spirit of Giving’ related because we absorbed some important lessons from a bunch of shepherds and three wise men? Or is it […]

‘Literacy and Skills Development’ for improved lives.

By: CECILIA SANDELL, World Literacy Foundation’s UK Office Coordinator  ‘Literacy and Skills Development’ for improved lives. International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8, whilst there are much excitement and celebration, this date also serves as a stark reminder of some realities of literacy in the world. At least 750 million people still lack basic literacy skills, […]


It began with a concept, trying to introduce a skill to children in a setting not yet explored. Now it can help lead children to a future that they may have never been able to explore.  Alexandre Gagnon wanted to introduce balloon art to families, in bringing the story characters to life throughout its reading. […]

Empower Mothers and their daughters this Mother’s Day

Empower Mothers and daughters this Mother’s Day We ask this Mother’s Day to give a gift that will change a life – in addition to the flowers and chocolates you already bought her, give a gift of quality education to empower mothers and daughters for generations to come. We all collectively recognise that when women and […]

Reading as Therapy – Carla Greenwood

“Every book written is the product of a human mind in a particular state.  Add all the books together and you get the end sum of humanity”   Beautiful quote isn’t it?  It’s a line from the book ‘Reasons to stay alive’ by Matt Haig, that follows the authors’ life struggle with anxiety and depression.  […]