We are an international NGO transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries across Africa and Asia by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, we target two critical milestones: literacy learning in first and second grades and a girl’s transition into secondary school. In 2015 we reached our goal of impacting 10 million children. By 2020 we anticipate reaching 15 million children.
Right now 780 million people on this planet can’t read. Two-thirds of them are women and girls. We’re facing a global education crisis. By partnering with effective, innovative organizations like Global Citizen, we have a greater chance of ending global illiteracy and gender inequality in education. Literacy is a basic human right. Every child has a right to a quality education, which we believe has the power to lift entire generations out of poverty and to access their rights.
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