Read • Write • Empower
We are here to change this!
Welcome Message from our CEO
As we reflect on another busy and successful year at the World Literacy Foundation, I want to thank the board members, founders, staff, volunteers, our ambassadors, supporters and our many local delivery partners and schools around the world. Thanks to your collective effort, we continue to grow and move closer toward our goal of bringing literacy to all children and with it the freedom and empowerment it brings.
We have built on our literacy resources distribution work, continuing to target those most in need including refugees and children in the lowest-income households. We also were excited to be back at Oxford University in the Spring of 2020 to deliver the World Literacy Summit but the impact of the pandemic changed our plans. Thanks to our corporate partners and the adaptiveness of all our stakeholders, we were able to transform quickly and successfully the Summit into an online experience.
As we move into 2020-21, we are already aware of the devastating impact of Covid19 on the communities where we work, especially on education with schools’ closure. Therefore, we are now focusing our attention on Sun Books and Dingo App; two EdTech projects that aim to provide children in remote communities with quality educational resources to continue learning whilst at home and in a state of continued upheaval.
Thank you for your ongoing support! We look forward to working together to bring more books, improved technology, and equal opportunities to all.
Andrew G Kay
Founder and CEO – World Literacy Foundation
Impact of Covid-19 on Literacy and Education
Time children or parents accessed our services
Leader from 143 countries particpated in the WLF Ambassador Program
Millon of people reached through mainstreams advocacy events & Socila Media
Volunteer hours donated to our projects
Our Impact by Location
High rates of illiteracy, lack of educational resources, limited access to internet and electricity in remote areas and few resources and support for teachers are the still a reality in over 20 million classrooms in the developing world.
Sun Books is an initiative that brings together solar power, literacy resources, technology, and the local community to enhance literacy levels and the education of children in ‘off-the-grid’ locations. The literacy app has + 800 eBooks, digital literacy activities and teacher’s resources impacting the education of hundreds of children living in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Guyana.
In 2020-21, over 9,927 children were benefited from our Sun Books Program, we distributed 150 tablets, and run 150 workshops to train teachers on the implementation of Sun Books in the classroom.
What people think about us...
“I am delighted to be a funder and supporter of the World Literacy Foundation and their Sun Books project in Africa. Literacy is my passion and l hope every child can discovery the joy of reading in their early years.”
“In the reading group, they teach me many things, they teach the vowels and letters of the alphabet, we do exercises and learn words on the activity’s books. They also read to me stories that are very funny and I learn from them. I want to be there every week, it’s the best!”
“Most children in my class have never owned a book. Now with Sun Books, my students are reading and excited about learning and future opportunities.”
"A big thank you for providing such a wealth of inspiring presentations to your audience. I am fully aware of the huge amount of planning and programming for delivering the conference online, I really appreciate how you coped with the challenge of having to switch formats without a long time, wishing you all the best!"
% Breakdown of Spending
For a copy of the Independent Audited Financial Accounts for UK, USA or Australia, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donors & Supporters
We would like to thank the following companies and foundations for their support in 2019-20:
Tobias Harris Foundation, Kids Read One!, Pitney Bowes, First Book, Teespring, Network for Good, Glenmede Trust Foundation, Fuller Foundation, Lewisburg High School, Atonement Lutheran Church of Boulder, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Shine On Foundation, Westpac Giving Circle, The Andrews Foundation, Queensland Government, Commonwealth Government, James Kirby Foundation, Bennelong Foundation, Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation, Books Glorious Books, Felicity Wide Charitable Trust, The Michael Cornish Charitable Trust, Oxford University Press, Pearson International Project Literacy, Souter Charitable Trust, STEP PCA, Vizrt Group
Additionally, we would like to thank our wonderful ambassadors and individual donors who have fundraised, volunteered or contributed to the World Literacy Foundation this year.
Download the Printed Version by Country
Europe & UK
We’d Love to Hear From You!
15/20 Commercial Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
+61 03 9995 0079
ABN: 33 940 354 008
I.A.N: A0055790R DGR
PO Box 44
Grandville, MI 49468
+1 616 710 1932
501 (c) 3 EIN 46-1201100
PO Box 21427
Kampala – Uganda
+ 256 785 235776
Charity No. FORR139122056NB
225 – 46 Eversholt Street
London NW1 1DA
+44 7 842930125
Charity No. 1154264
Company No. 08475669
PO Box 10
Manizales – Colombia
NIT: 00000901239830 – 2