Marginalized and

“Literacy is a key lever of change and a practical tool of empowerment on each of the three main pillars of sustainable development: Economic Development, Social Development, and Environmental Protection.”

Kofi Annan

Former Secretary General

United Nations

The Lasting Impact of Literacy and Development

An educated person is in a better position to improve himself economically, and a person with a more secure economic situation is in a better position to improve himself educationally.

Poverty is complex. There is no silver bullet. We partner with communities to create innovative solutions.

Roadblocks Impeding People Groups Across the Globe

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Food Insecurity


Limited Access to Global Information

Undervalued Languages and Cultures

Limited Access to Clean Water

Limited Access to Education

Unsafe Schools

Limited Access to Fair Markets

Fatima's Story

When struggling through generational poverty, it only takes one event to dramaticaly change your life and all those that come after you.