UK

Books train your mind to imagination to think big

TAYLOR SWIFT

Literacy facts in the UK:

  • 25% of British children aged 5 years struggle with basic vocabulary

  • 7 million adults are functionally illiterate

  • Cost of illiteracy to the UK economy is estimated at USD $50 billion

World Literacy Foundation runs local programs in the UK, such as:

  • Parent mentoring and tutoring services

  • Delivers literacy resources and distributes children’s books; including bilingual baby books and a literacy pack to new mothers from non-English speaking backgrounds.

SOME OUTCOMES 2017 – 2018 .

  • We ran 26 local projects consisting of book distributions, fundraising events, and Sun Books related activities.

  • We engaged 34 schools to participate in International Literacy Day activities.

  • We empowered over 40 Youth Ambassadors to work collaboratively in their communities and schools for literacy.