CONSIDER THESE NUMBERS

Alarming literacy statistics taken in 2015

This is the number of adults worldwide who cannot read and write.  This means that they cannot write a letter, read street signs or pay a bill.

This is the number of adults worldwide who cannot read and write. 

This means that they cannot write a letter, read street signs or pay a bill.

This is the number of children worldwide who do not attend school. These children will grow up with little hope of a bright future.

This is the number of children worldwide who do not attend school.

These children will grow up with little hope of a bright future.

Two-thirds of children who cannot read or write across the world are girls. In many communities young women are still being left behind.

Two-thirds of children who cannot read or write across the world are girls.

In many communities young women are still being left behind.

 
 

JANE AND literacy

The iconic author valued education for all, regardless of gender or circumstance

 
 

supporting literacy skills for all

We fund reading and writing materials for communities in literacy crisis

Inspired by Jane Austen's passion for reading and writing for all, we are not for profit organisation run by volunteers who provide reading and writing materials for children in developing, low income and war torn communities around the world. Literacy resources funded by the foundation support educational programs delivered by reputable charities best qualified to this essential work on the ground, such as UNICEF

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LITERACY MATTERS

Being able to read and write is a necessity

EDUCATION

Education is the key to self improvement and unlocking one's potential. Literacy is the gateway to pride and possibilities.

EMPOWERMENT

Literacy increases empathy, imagination and creativity. It is an essential skill for those who want to understand, enjoy and influence the world around them.

ENJOYMENT

The simple pleasure of reading a book is universal. "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading" - Jane Austen.