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P = Poverty. If everyone could read and write, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty. Explore the Alphabet of Illiteracy

...is for Poverty

If everyone could read and write, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty. As literacy increases so do job prospects and earnings. If everyone could read and write millions of people’s lives would be instantly changed.

UNESCO (2010)

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How our partners have helped.

Rather than traditional books, Worldreader supplies digital platforms for impoverished children to learn to read, and really begin to take an interest in their education. Doris lives in the middle of Africa’s largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Both her parents died when she was young, but even when orphaned, she continued going to school and studying hard. Now her learning is enhanced through Worldreader’s E Reader program that assists her with her studies to become a doctor.

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Worldreader supplies digital platforms for impoverished children to learn to read.
  • 250m

    There are 250 million children of primary school age who lack basic reading and writing skills.

  • 50%

    50% of schools in Africa have few or no books at all.

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