Project Literacy is partnering with companies and organizations to design, build, and rigorously test game-changing approaches. New solutions are needed to reach the most marginalized in our society and bring about change on the scale needed. Here are a few examples of projects we have been developing to scale innovations in literacy.
Project Literacy Lab is our flagship innovation program. It brings together entrepreneurs and field experts to accelerate innovative solutions to the literacy challenge. We have now run two Lab accelerators focused on literacy.
Evoke is a game-based learning platform originally developed by the World Bank, to improve youth literacy in South Africa. A first pilot was delivered in 2017 in Limpopo, the province with the lowest literacy rate in South Africa.
Worldreader and Pearson launched a multifaceted partnership in 2015 called Read to Kids – a model that combines behavior change with community-based services and a collection of over 500 locally relevant children’s books curated in a free mobile app.
Project Literacy and Worldreader are partnering together on a mobile technology pilot project in India. Mobile Reading to Children aims to use mobile devices to transform the home environment into a literate one. It’s a great way of empowering parents to talk more and read more to their children.
AFRIpads manufactures and supplies reusable sanitary pads across Africa, and has provided 2.3 million women and girls with a sustainable solution for managing their periods, thereby helping them to stay in school. AFRIpads was a 2016 Lab attendee.
Unreasonable Group are our partner in creating Project Literacy Lab. Unreasonable Group aims to become the largest and most effective platform in the world for entrepreneurs solving seemingly intractable global challenges. We have now run two Lab accelerators with Unreasonable Group, focused on literacy solutions.