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.
People complete or functional illiterate face the prospect of poor health outcomes, welfare dependency, gender inequality and a lack of social cohesion.
Studies have shown the mother´s literacy level is closely related to child health and survival.
Girls are still more likely than boys to never attend to school, and their incomes are 60-75% of men’s salaries.
Literacy significantly enhances a person’s ability to access, understand and apply information about health to make accurate decisions.
Literacy promotes gender equality as a fundamental condition for the full enjoyment of human rights, provide better skills for work and socio-economic participation by women and men.
Illiteracy costs the global economy $1.5 trillion annually. Literacy is the foundation of community and economic development.
192 million people are unemployed worldwide, many unable to find a decent livelihood due to a lack of literacy and numeracy skills.
85% of all teenagers who are involved in criminal activities are functionally illiterate, high crime rates have a direct relation to low literacy skills.
Reading changes so many people’s lives, but what if I told you that it also relieves stress? More and more studies are beginning to show how reading can help improve health for both children and adults.READ MORE
‘Reading Aloud’ is the road to being literate, construction of language for a child begins from a very early age and exposure is key. No matter what age, in any classroom, you will find that children love listening to a story being read.READ MORE
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