Through its work, WGI is teaching people in communities around the world how to read and write. This sees WGI build literacy programs that teach foundational reading and writing skills to target beneficiaries. This also sees WGI mobilizing and deploying manpower around the world to teach these programs. As a result, WGI is directly solving one of the world’s most important issues, illiteracy, and supporting some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Visit the Global Network page to see the below programs in action.
You Can Read is a program to get volunteers into schools reading with students. This program addresses a key issue in childhood literacy: Many children spend an insufficient amount of time reading. By mobilizing volunteer readers into schools, You Can Read helps children build their reading skills and a lifelong appreciation for literacy.
You Can Read launched in February 2018, is active in New York City & Los Angeles, California, and has reached thousands of elementary aged children.
Read & Rice is a literacy program that teaches participating students reading, writing, and pronunciation skills. The program, which is taught in English, also provides food to students as an incentive for attendance. These two aspects make up the name “Read” & “Rice”. Read and Rice works in collaboration with local partners to reach those who’d best benefit. Read & Rice, using curriculum designed by WGI, is active across the Asia Pacific region.