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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.

The World Literacy Foundation is a global not-for-profit that works to lift young people out of poverty through literacy. Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, the World Literacy Foundation operates on the principle that education is a basic human right.
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
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