Toward Systemic Change

2017-2018 Global Results

Dear Friends,

Since our organization was established in 2000, we have reached 16.8 million children across the world. We have Literacy Program partner schools in more than 37,000 communities, where children are provided with enhanced learning spaces, engaging reading materials and highly-trained teachers. We have also impacted the lives of more than 95,000 girls who have participated in our Girls’ Education Program, receiving life skills education, mentoring and material support.

Continuing our emphasis on accountability for results and transparency in our work, each year we share the results of our program and reflect on what we’ve learned. We continue to hold ourselves accountable to show real, measurable benefits to children’s learning and life outcomes. We are proud to report that 2017 & 2018 were years of strong results in our key outcome metrics:

 

Oral Reading Fluency

significantly higher than comparison schools

Oral Reading Fluency

significantly higher than comparison schools

14.8 million

total books checked out worldwide in 2018.

14.8 million

total books checked out worldwide in 2018.

95%

advancement rate among girls who stayed in the Girls' Education Program

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