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How Our Community Helps Children Learn How To Read

World Literacy Foundation
Reading is a big part of learning for children, but many children--millions of children around the globe--do not have access to it. They lack basic access to literary resources such as books and tutoring. The World Literacy Foundation is hoping to change that. As a global nonprofit organization striving to ensure that every child has the opportunity to acquire literacy skills and the books they need to reach their full potential, this foundation aims to help more children around the world read. Fable has taken action. Last year we were pledged to help improve literacy rates around the world, and Fable has been partnering with the World Literacy Foundation for over a year now!As part of our partnership with the World Literacy Foundation, we will donate 20% of our net proceeds from ebook purchases on Fable. Those proceeds will provide children with the books and educational resources they need. That means if you buy an ebook from the Fable bookstore, you will contribute to the Foundation’s efforts of helping children read.See how the World Literacy Foundation uses your donations in this moving video.

The World Literacy Foundation’s Projects

The World Literacy Foundation has been actively working to improve children’s literacy skills in Africa since 2014. They started the development of Sun Books in Africa, an EdTech project to “provide quality educational resources to children in regional and remote communities through the use of sustainable, solar-powered technology.” In the last year, this project impacted more than 11,000 children and families. Sun Books combines software, books, and educational activities with the local community to enhance the literary skills of children without full access to classrooms. Read more about Fable’s partnership with the World Literacy Foundation here!

Where they work:

  • Nigeria
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Zimbabwe
  • Guyana (South America)
To give children in Latin America more access to quality education, the World Literacy Foundation has been implementing Aprende Leyendo since 2014. This program focuses on children aged 4 to 14 who live in more rural, disadvantaged communities in Columbia, where thousands have been affected by the war. The World Literacy Foundation intends to close the gap between rural and urban areas and build an inclusive, equal education system.Watch another video about the World Literacy Foundation...

Services of the program:

  • Reading club: a weekly reading group where children read stories together, practice writing exercises, and share a meal together
  • Dingo app: a digital learning tool that provides a wide collection of e-books, audiobooks, and literacy games in both English and Spanish
  • English club: international volunteers host English classes during school holidays and encourage children to learn English as a second language
  • Literacy packs: literacy packs full of books, notebooks, colors, and pencils are distributed every six months
  • Parent club: workshops for parents and caregivers to educate them on the importance of reading and becoming their child’s first teacher
  • Christmas giving: families are brought together to celebrate Christmas for an afternoon, and each child is given a gift

Other places the World Literacy Foundation has worked in:

  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • United States

Literacy Leaders

The World Literacy Foundation biannually hosts a global event, representing over two-thirds of the world’s population. The World Literacy Summit brings together leaders from 85 countries, all focusing on advocating, championing, and educating on the importance of improving literacy levels across the globe.The World Literacy Foundation launched the World Literacy Taskforce on September 14th recognizing the lag in learning and literacy caused by the pandemic. The Taskforce has committed to eradicating illiteracy in 10 underserved cities in the United States.

Support the World Literacy Foundation, Help Eradicate Illiteracy

Our online bookstore has over one million titles to choose from. If you see a book you like, check it out and maybe consider making a club to invite others to read it with you. With the purchase of an e-book from the Fable bookstore, you would be supporting the World Literacy Foundation’s cause to give underprivileged children better access to literary resources.

Find book clubs & book recommendations on Fable

Fable community members enjoy the many benefits of reading while making deeper human connections with other readers. Start by exploring our exceptional book recommendations from some of the world’s great tastemakers. Each Folio covers an important theme, and some of our Folio curators include LeVar Burton, Paulo Coelho, Wolfgang Puck, and Jasmine Guillory. Discover great book recommendations!Fable also allows readers to share their thoughts and connect with others through book clubs. With our platform, you can host every aspect of an online discussion at a single destination, to reach readers and build safe online communities regardless of location or time zone.Start your own book club today!We update our Fable blog weekly with new features, interviews, and reader resources. Explore any of these articles to become a better reader and discover book recommendations in every genre.

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