STEP Private Client Awards

We are proud to be nominated as the Charity Partner for the STEP Private Client Awards 2022. This prestigious event will take place on 14 September 2022. 

There is no entry fee to the Awards, but STEP asks for donations to be made to the World Literacy Foundation. Your support will have  a direct impact on the lives of vulnerable children who are at the highest risk of a lifetime of illiteracy. Thank you! 

The Awards will feature excellent entertainment with fantastic prizes to raise additional funds for the World Literacy Foundation. Donations of any amount are also welcome to help us tackle illiteracy across the world. 


You made 2021 one to remember! 

You helped raise over £67,000 in 2021.


Last year, your generosity supported Sun Books to continue delivering front line literacy support during the most uncertain times. 

As schools reopen after the pandemic across Africa, we face new challenges and with your support we will continue to focus on reaching the most in need young learners. Literacy resources and teacher training are at the heart of our delivery. 

2021 impact:

  • Supported the Sun Books team to adapt to restrictions and reach children in Covid safe learning bubbles.
  • Developed new Grandparent literacy groups so that they are equipped with the skills to support their grandchildren’s literacy at home.
  • 7 new schools started their pilot phase of Sun Books in Kenya and Nigeria.
  • 34 new literacy activities were developed by local teachers
  • 20 new books were written by local teachers for young learners
  • During the pandemic we were able to send 34 solar-powered tablets to schools in remote communities where learning resources and technology didn’t exist.
  • 32 teacher training sessions were delivered during the pandemic online.

Every donation continues to help achieve 4 key aims

  1. To reduce illiteracy rates in remote classrooms
  2. Encourage a love of reading and writing in early childhood
  3. Equip children with limited/no internet or electricity with digital learning tools.
  4. Providing teachers with digital resources and training to improve educational strategies


Susy Kadam Grade 1 – 3 Teacher in Magadi Primary School, Kenya:

“Sun Books tablets are changing literacy learning culture of interactive adaptation between technology and educational practices, including pedagogy and learning outcomes have been promising. Our school was not slow to embrace it.”


Mrs. Tosin Olajubu, Primary Teacher of Ireti Girls Primary School, in Nigeria said that: “With the skills that I have acquired through the Sun Books training, I have been able to help my students who were finding it difficult identifying the English alphabet and help them to improve their literacy skills.”


STEP Private Client Awards

100% of your will go directly to fund our projects.

Sun Books Africa World Literacy Foundation Zimbabwe
Sun Books Africa World Literacy Foundation Uganda
STEP Private Client Awards 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. STEP Private Client Awards STEP Private Client Awards STEP Private Client Awards STEP Private Client Awards 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. STEP Private Client Awards – 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.

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Other Ways to Donate


Donations can be via cheque to United Kingdom & Europe World Literacy Foundation, Suite 225, 46 Eversholt Road, London, NW1 1DA.

Online bank transfers 

Barclays Bank
Account name:  United Kingdom & Europe World Literacy Foundation
Account number: 83272648
Sort code: 203698  |  Swift code: BUKBGB22   |  IBAN: GB62 BUKB 2036 9883 2726 48