Reading can keep you out of harm’s way. Illiterate people are twice as likely to be involved in homicide, sexual assault, arson or robbery. Project Literacy partners are teaching disadvantaged youths to read and write to lower violent crime, an approach that has been proven to work but still hasn’t had widespread acceptance.
The Independent (2012) / UAE Centre for Research and Studies (2008)
In many communities, violent crime is sadly considered background noise. But many charities are working, with much success to combat this violence early: at school. By getting along side the children, teaching them basic literacy skills, it provides them with options. As well as helping with their education, literacy provides a creative and emotional outlet for kids.Read more