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We believe every child should be able to read and write to enjoy lifelong learning and empowerment. Your contribution will enhance the literacy skills of children. 

Donate WLF has grown to align with the needs of an evolving education sector. The World Literacy Foundation has worked towards forging partnerships with other leading educational and related not-for-profit organisations, and has built long-lasting relationships within communities around the world. Donate – World Literacy Foundation significantly dedicates its time and resources to conducting research, and uses resulting information to help advocate in local communities as well as on a global scale. Donate – World Literacy Foundation Donate – World Literacy Foundation Donate – World Literacy Foundation Donate – World Literacy Foundation The World Literacy Foundation volunteers and partner communities have worked in Azerbaijan, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Colombia, Mozambique, Uganda, and other developing countries to provide access to quality education and learning resources to disadvantaged communities. With bases on five of the seven continents, the tailors each operation to the country’s specific literacy needs. In the African sect based in Uganda, where many people live in poverty and have no electricity the World Literacy Foundation has donated solar powered tablets. Paired with the Sun Books initiative the World Literacy Foundation is not just donating recourses but also training to teachers at the primary school level. Donate WLF – Where the foundation was started in Australia, the goal is geared towards closing the gap of literacy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. For indigenous people illiteracy rates are a more prominent problem. To improve skills such as reading and number skills, the World Literacy Foundation has developed a program called the Indigenous Learning App. This app contains multilingual e-books and multiple literacy games in not just English but also the local dialect in Australia.[6] In the African sect with headquarters in Uganda, where many people live in poverty and have no electricity the World Literacy Foundation has donated solar powered tablets. Paired with the Sun Books initiative the World Literacy Foundation is not just donating recourses but also training to teachers at the primary school level on how to use these resources effectively. The solar powered tablets come preloaded with digital learning content and multilingual e-books. In Uganda only roughly 27% of people have access to electricity and the cost of one book can be a whole month’s salary. These Sun Books are useful in the sense that they do not need to be electrically charged and are universal tools, coming loaded with multiple uses.[7] Several years ago, the World Literacy Foundation founded their South America sect in Manizales, Colombia. Latin America is in dire need of educational reform, over 35 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Here it is only expected that children attend school for 6 years compared to the traditional 12 most other countries require. To help improve these statistics the World Literacy Foundation runs two classes a week for over 60 children and other community members. During beneficial classes the World Literacy Foundation supports learners of all ages with tutoring and reading services.[7] In the United Kingdom illiteracy costs the UK’s economy roughly $50 billion USD a year. It is here the World Literacy Foundation has run 26 fundraising projects, book distribution drives and provides numerous services. To help combat illiteracy the World literacy Foundation provides services such as parent mentoring, tutoring services, delivering literacy recourses, and distributes multilingual children/baby books. In the UK the World Literacy Foundation also has made a pack to new mothers to whom English would not be their first language to improve literacy and help them improve their standard of life.[7] Even in the United States of America there is a literacy crisis. This gap can be measured by 30 million words, and this stretches from learners who live in poverty to those who are afforded the best education money can buy. Although it is not just the socioeconomics that divide America’s literate, literacy rates also greatly range between racial groups. To support American learners the World Literacy Foundation has encouraged 150 schools to participate in International literacy Day. In February 2019 a project called Michigan Reads debuted; this is an initiative to provide tutoring and literacy resources to children from all backgrounds in Michigan. In America there are also over 60 Youth Ambassadors who promote literacy in their schools and communities.[7] Global projects The World Literacy Foundation hosts several global projects a year. The most popular being the International Day of Literacy.

YOUR IMPACT

Your Donation Makes a Real Difference

Your support provides children with access to literacy resources, reading programs and better trained teachers so they can reach their full potential.  

Last year, thanks to supporters like you, 116,740 children, young people and families were supported to develop their literacy skills. 

Our Impact in 2021

116740

children or parents accessed our services

91037

books distributed

2900

WLF ambassadors from 118 countries advocating for literacy

500

million people reached through mainstream media, advocacy events and social media

20050

volunteer hours donated to our projects

YOUR IMPACT

How Your Donation Will Help

Your contribution will develop the literacy skills of children living in the world’s most deprived communities. 92% of online donations are allocated to our literacy programs. Administration costs are covered by corporate and philanthropic funding, so you can rest assured your donation will get as many literacy packs and reading support as possible into the hands of children across the world.  

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10 USD

Could provide a child with an engaging literacy pack complete with book, stationery, literacy workbook and tips for the whole family.

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25 USD

Could provide a child with 3 new culturally relevant and diverse stories, pre-loaded on to our literacy app for children to read with their friends.  

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75 USD

Could provide a pop-up library to a deprived community for children to take free books home.

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200 USD

Could help us develop the skills and confidence of teacher in an off the grid classroom supporting hundreds of children a year. 

Together, We Can Change a Child's Life!

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We rely on individuals, groups, schools, and companies organizing events to raise funds for our literacy programs. Please get in touch to find out more.  

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