Illiteracy is one of the world’s most pressing issues. Over 700 million people are unable to read and write. WGI is leading the charge against this crisis by providing educational opportunities to people in communities around the world.

Visit the Where We Work page to see the below programs in action.

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You can Read

You Can Read is a campaign to get volunteers into schools reading with students. The campaign 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 and is active in New York City & Los Angeles, California. 


read & rice

Read & Rice is an Asia based literacy program that teaches participating students how to read & write. 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 a curriculum designed by WGI, is active in four Asian cities: Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, & Jakarta.