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What role do books have to play in addressing the global learning crisis?
Project Literacy & Book Aid International announce seminar at London Book Fair

On Tuesday 14 March at London Book Fair, Project Literacy, it's partner, leading international book provision charity Book Aid International and the Global Book Alliance, will come together in a seminar to consider the role that books have to play ...

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Julianne Moore joins Project Literacy to raise awareness of illiteracy
September 2016: Global Stars Unite on International Literacy Day

NEW YORK, September 8, 2016 - To celebrate the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 26 of the world’s most high profile personalities from film, music, politics and the arts, have joined forces to raise awareness for literacy with one co...

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Alphabet of Illiteracy Campaign Wins Grand Prix Prize
June 2016: Alphabet of Illiteracy Campaign Wins Cannes Lions Health 2016

Alphabet of Illiteracy Campaign Wins Grand Prix Prize at Cannes Lions Health 2016 Cannes, 18.06.16 FCB Inferno, on behalf of Project Literacy, has been awarded the Lions Health and Wellness Grand Prix for its integrated campaign, ‘Alphabet of...

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On the eve of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, Project Literacy has warned that the true global economic cost of illiteracy may be far higher than previously thought.
January 2016: Project Literacy warns on the true economic cost of illiteracy

Tackling illiteracy should be made global economic priority New analysis suggests global economic cost of illiteracy has been hugely underestimated Existing estimate of $1.19tn may only be “the tip of the iceberg”   On the eve of...

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