BWB REMEMBERS THE BOOKS OF OUR CHILDHOOD (3 OF 3)
The third and final part in our Children’s Book Week series on the books that BWB employees remember from their childhood. Don’t forget...
Literacy is a worldwide problem, and one of the keys to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Estimated number of illiterate adults:
Percent of those adults who are women:
781,000,000– UNESCO Institute for Statistics
64%– UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Number of adults in the US with below-basic literacy skills:
Children in Sub-Saharan Africa not enrolled in school:
30,000,000– National Assessment of Adult Literacy
Percent of the world's illiteratepopulation residing in Asia:
Average amount of school that most children in Latin America attend:
73%– UNESCO Institute for Statistics
5.4 years– U.S. Agency for International Development
At Better World Books, we are committed to the helping provide better lives and a chance for economic, social and political freedom through literacy. We believe that good education can break the cycle of poverty. And that's why we partner with these passionate non-profit partners to make some change for the better.
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