We collect stories from ordinary people about the challenge of illiteracy & the opportunities that literacy creates. Read them & write your own.

Your stories

There are so many stories to tell about the challenge of illiteracy, and even more about the opportunities that literacy creates. Every story brings to life a different facet of this complex issue. We’ve put together a collection from around the world. Some are personal anecdotes. Some are news articles. Some are posts picked up from the web. All are inspiring.

Tell us your story