Reading is a gateway skill that allows doors to be opened around the world. Accessing opportunities becomes impossible when illiteracy is an obstacle.
Stepping up for Education
Over 13% of the world’s population is illiterate and over half of that number is women. Renewed efforts are therefore needed to reach the 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.”
Tracing the Roots of Language and Literacy, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2021
Literacy Rate, Total World Population, World Bank, 2021
Rewriting the Future for 70 Million Children, One Campaign, 2021