The World Literacy Foundation is a global not-for-profit organisation working to lift young people out of poverty through the power of literacy. They believe that every child should be able to read and write so they can enjoy lifelong learning and empowerment. They are committed to building strong partnerships, providing assistance to grassroots literacy organisations and maximizing their impact through innovative solutions that bring quality education materials to classrooms across the world.
Since its establishment in 2003, the World Literacy Foundation has steadily grown to align with the needs of a continually evolving education sector. They have forged partnerships with other leading educational organisations, and have built long-lasting relationships with communities around the world.
The World Literacy Foundation significantly dedicates their time and resources to conducting research, and uses resulting information to help advocate in local communities as well as on a global scale. They mobilise communities through their passionate volunteers, and seek to give individuals a voice so that they can also act as advocates for literacy within their own communities. They believe that raising community awareness is vital to the improvement of literacy standards.
As they move towards the future, the World Literacy Foundation is blending their approach of traditional learning methods with digital tools. They believe that multi-modal learning will be a valuable solution to decreasing the world’s illiteracy rates.
The World Literacy Foundation aims to continue to advocate for better global literacy standards, and is excited to establish new, innovative programs in this next phase of the organisation.
They envision a world in which every one can read and write, in which there is free access to education for all.
They strive to ensure that every young individual regardless of geographic location has the opportunity to acquire literacy and reading skills to reach their full potential, succeed at school and beyond.
- Raise global literacy standards
- Provide free access to quality education materials
- Innovate solutions that target wide-scale illiteracy
- Encourage lifelong learning