Entries by World Literacy Foundation

Illiteracy, education and internet access: three linked factors in the ‘digital divide’

Illiteracy, education and internet access: three linked factors in the ‘digital divide’   Today, half of the world’s population are still not online. While Asia has the highest number of people without access, Africa leads the world in the percentage of the population without Internet connection at 88%. Furthermore, in the countries that are connected, […]

Reading during early years is crucial for Children

Reading during early years is crucial for Children. There have been numerous studies into how stimulus affects the development of young children. Academics have talked in the past about the Mozart effect, but modern consensus suggests that reading to a child aloud is the single best way to improve their reading ability and more generally their academic […]

World Teachers’ Day is here!

World Teachers’ Day is here! In October 1994, UNESCO declared the 5th of October to be “World Teachers’ Day”, a day dedicated to all incredible individuals who spend their lives educating others, shaping the minds of young children and youth around the world. This World Teachers’ Day we want to recognize the important work of teachers, […]

Celebrate International Literacy Day 2018

Celebrate International Literacy Day 2018 With International Literacy Day right just over a month away, falling on September 8th, it’s time to start thinking about ways to get involved! Did you know that approximately 774 million adults lack minimum literacy skills? International Literacy Day is a great way to address literacy in your local community. Organizing […]

Meet the 2018 Game Changers

Meet the 2018 Game Changers The World Literacy Foundation’s Youth Ambassador Program commenced earlier this month, connecting over 200 young, like-minded individuals from all around the world. The program will run from July to December. During these 7 months, Youth Ambassadors will act as advocates for the World Literacy Foundation, connecting and promoting global issues […]

Three great reasons to join our Schools Program

Three great reasons to join our Schools Program The World Literacy Foundation has opened applications for the 2018 Schools Program. The Schools Program brings together globally-minded classrooms, educators and students to get inspired, informed and connected on global issues and on the significance of literacy. The Program aims to inspire students by promoting literacy and […]

2018 World Literacy Summit: Reflections

2018 World Literacy Summit: Reflections Held across the University of Oxford March 25-27, 2018, The World Literacy Summit was extremely well-attended and well-received by those present. Punctuated by keynotes from international experts across all fields in literacy the education, the Summit gave a sketch of literacy from Jordan to Nigeria and New Zealand to the Netherlands. Delegates came […]