Fighting poverty with literacy in South Asia

Up to 773 million adults today are still illiterate, and half of them live in South Asia. In a guest opinion on World Literacy Day, READ Global Executive Director Tina Sciabica explains why the future of countries like Bhutan depends on something as simple as whether or not its citizens will learn to read.

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About the author

  • Tina Sciabica

    Tina Sciabica is executive director of READ Global, an international nonprofit working to provide education and economic opportunities to rural villagers in South Asia. She was formerly deputy director of the Social Venture Network, founded and ran a legal recruiting business, and started her career as a corporate litigation attorney.

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