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Illiteracy

According to the United Nations, more than half of the world’s children lack basic reading and maths skills. In addition, nearly eight million adults, mostly women, can’t read. Plus, individuals from a low-income context are more likely to lack digital literacy.

Any kind of illiteracy makes it difficult for someone to access freely or cheaply available essential services, such as information related to healthcare, financing or local politics. It also makes pursuing further academic or economic opportunities very challenging.

We support children, teens and adults with increasing their English, maths, digital and business skills and place special emphasis on assisting girls and women.

Our teams work with local schools to ensure that children reach the learning objectives set in the local curriculum. We also work with extracurricular learning facilities. Here, we provide additional educational resources to support the learning of local curriculum subjects. We also provide resources for learning subjects and skills not taught in the local curriculum that might nonetheless be of academic or economic value to invidivuals.

Our Current Initiatives


  • Computer skills classes for children in Laos in collaboration with local Buddhist temple schools

  • Maths tutoring for children in South Africa in collaboration with local schools

  • English language lessons in Thailand in collaboration with local schools

  • Early childhood education in Nepal in collaboration with local schools

  • English for business workshops in Peru in collaboration with local communities

  • Business skills workshops for women in India in collaboration with local communities

1999

pre-primary aged children received foundational educational support in 2018

12,308

adults received skills training or educational support from our work in 2018

2021

Information technology classes in Cape Town with local schools in 2018

Where you can contribute

 
Travel to Costa Rica to teach English to children and support community development initiatives.
 
Volunteer on childhood development projects, learn Spanish, and explore Costa Rica in your free time.
 
Contribute to preserving the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef in the world
 
Gain work experience in community development in the Peruvian context.
 
Support the local community members of Oxapampa to achieve their individual goals and those of their community.