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Press Releases

7 September 2012

Peak literacy body calls upon Government to “wake up”: Illiteracy costing the global economy US$1.19 trillion each year


29 June 2012

World Literacy Foundation forms partnership to bring thousands of e-books to the disadvantaged


10 June 2012

Access to education slowing in Africa


1 June 2012

Literacy rates rising, but not fast enough


4 April 2012
Launch of global campaign to target spiralling low literacy rates amongst the poor


12 March 2012

Building plans to eradicate illiteracy
RE: Upcoming World Literacy Summit at Oxford, United Kingdom.


2 February 2012

Launch of global campaign to target spiralling low literacy rates amongst the poor


25 January 2012

Illiteracy costs the English economy £81 billion annually


16 January 2012

Oxford to host a global campaign to address low literacy rates


20 May 2011

International community failing to honour promise


4 April 2011

Call to address literacy rates amongst children


10 August 2010

World Literacy Foundation Small Grants Program


26 March 2010

Education needs collaboration for change


10 March 2010

World Literacy Summit in Oxford, United Kingdom April 2012


25 February 2010

World Literacy Foundation is calling for a boost in literacy spending


1 January 2010

International Literacy Day 2010


18 December 2009
A word from the C.E.O.


2011-2012 Annual Report



WLF Literacy Fact Sheet

WLF in the News

23 January 2013 - Policymic
Illiteracy Costs the Global Economy $1 Trillion

7 September 2012 - BBC (UK)
Children’s reading ‘pushed out’ by other activities- BBC  

16 September 2012 - The Star (UK)
Family Matters: Fighting back against the silent disease

8 September 2012 - Hindustan Times (India)
Educated India could well be 3 lakh cr richer

31 August 2012 - Otago Daily Times (New Zealand)Lions still heeding Keller

29 August 2012 - Voxy.co.nz (New Zealand)
Lions president to launch NZ literacy programme

17 April 2012 - iafrica.com (South Africa)
Why is SA losing literacy war?

16 April 2012 – Times of India (India)
Cost Of Illiteracy

12 April 2012 – Bikya Masr (India)
Illiteracy costs the world $ 1.19 trillion annually 

11 April 2012 – Times of India (India)
Illiteracy costs India over $ 53 billion a year: Report

4 April 2012 – Today’s Zaman (Turkey)
WLF urges Turkey to support new anti-illiteracy action plan

4 April 2012 – Wall Street Journal (Asia edition)
Global Leaders Urged to Support New Action Plan to Wipe Out Illiteracy by 2020

3 April 2012 – The Guardian (UK)
You can't put a price-tag on literacy

30 March 2012 – Khaleej Times (UAE)
Every fifth British adult is illiterate: Report

29 March 2012 – The Daily Mail (UK)
Illiterate Britain: One in five adults struggling to read and write and some can't even use a chequebook

29 March 2012 – The Sun (UK) 
Illiterate Britain: Scandal of one in 5 adults battling to read and write

29 March 2012 – Huffington Post (UK)
Children More Likely To Achieve If They Have Clever Mothers

29 March 2012 – Japan Today (Japan)
Illiteracy costs Japan's economy $87.78 billion: World Literacy Foundation

30 March 2012 – TVNZ (New Zealand)
More needs to be done to tackle illiteracy - expert

25 January 2012 – Evening Standard (UK)
Cost of illiteracy to UK 'tops £81bn each year

25 January 2012 – Govtoday (UK)
Illiteracy costs the UK economy £81 annually

25 January 2012 – Huffington Post (UK)
Illiteracy Costs UK 'Billions Every Year' In Lost Business And Wages, Report Claims


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