Why do we do it?
Over 617 million children and adolescence lack proficiency in reading.
Over 2 billion people struggle to read a sentence.
Children who can not read struggle with low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left a major impact on education, which is felt in many countries across the globe.
Education and literacy can break the cycle of poverty.
Low achievement in reading is the common denominator in school discipline, attendance and dropout problems, and juvenile crime.