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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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