Empowering children around the globe to build the literacy and numeracy skills needed to achieve their full potential.
We envision a world where all children have access to opportunity.
We are laser focused on literacy and numeracy as proven pathways to a better life.
Gains in literacy are associated with greater increases in life expectancy and overall health. The health impacts are generational.
Children with stronger literacy and numeracy skills are more likely to stay in school and be employed in higher-skilled jobs.
Literacy and numeracy strengths increase educational attainment, economic mobility, family strength, and community connection.
Children around the world do not have access to school or adequate schooling
The issue is most acute in sub-Saharan Africa — one in every three children, adolescents and youth are out of school — with girls more likely to be excluded than boys
Of children in sub-Saharan Africa without basic reading or math skills by the time they turn 11
Children struggle with overcrowded schools, limited materials, and inadequate services for special needs
Teachers will need to be recruited and trained globally to achieve universal primary and secondary education by 2030
Countries will need an unavailable volume of resources — billions of dollars and millions of new teachers — to provide universal access to school