WorldRead is a network of student groups on college campuses and in high schools dedicated to raising awareness and funds for global literacy.

17% of the world’s adults cannot read or write. An estimated 796 million adults lack minimum literacy skills. Nearly two-thirds are women.

Literacy is the core of basic education, and is the key to solving many of the world’s problems: poverty, early death, population growth, gender equality, sustainable development, peace and democracy.

When you help someone achieve literacy, you are giving them the chance to change their lives. If you are interested in joining a group or starting one of your own, please contact for more information.