Empowerment through Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking

Reading and writing open doors of opportunity and provide a path to well-being–from securing a stable livelihood to maintaining a safe, secure home, to being able to understand human rights. The World University Services of Canada works with marginalized groups in Vietnam to increase literacy and promote strong education programs.

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E-Readers Help Combat Illiteracy

The United Nations estimates that roughly 774 million people worldwide are illiterate, including nearly 123 million children. To address this, reading programs are desperately needed in schools. One of the major problems that schoolchildren throughout the Global South face is a severe lack of access to books. These are the issues at the heart of Worldreader’s programs. Worldreader is a …

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Malala Yousafzai and Vodafone’s Innovative Mobile Literacy Program

After recovering from the being shot by members of the Taliban while campaigning for women’s right to education in rural Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai is ready to launch a partnership with the Vodafone Foundation to help bring literacy to women in developing countries through mobile technology. Although Yousafzai is only 16, the teen has already written a book (I am Malala: The …

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