Promoting quality education for all.

The Story

Reading is a gateway skill that allows doors to be opened around the world. Accessing opportunities becomes impossible when illiteracy is an obstacle.

There are currently over 773 million illiterate adults around the world and over half of that number is women. Renewed efforts are therefore needed to reach the new literacy target of the Sustainable Development Goals: “by 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy”.

50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day: Literacy Rates are on the rise but millions remain illiterate, 2016, UNESCO