Throughout the world, 774 million people are illiterate, and 2/3 of that number are women.
Because of this, one of the biggest programs of the global literacy organization LitWorld is the LitWorld Girls Clubs for Literacy, a reading and writing program that empowers young women to tap into their extraordinary strengths and meet their personal needs. LitWorld Girls Clubs for Literacy provide support, mentorship, and a safe space for girls to learn, connect, and become part of an international network of young women, encouraging a global perspective and a global connection.
LitWorld has 20 Girls Clubs for Literacy in the U.S., Kenya, Liberia, Ghana, Iraq, and the Philippines, and would like to expand to more countries in Asia. If you are in Asia and are interested in starting a LitWorld Girls Club for Literacy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. LitWorld staff provides training (via Internet video conference) and fully supports new partners as they launch this program.
Together, we can create a safe, supportive world for all girls.
[Picture above from the LitWorld Girls Club for Literacy in Baguio City, Philippines.]
I am an English teacher and professional fangirl. My fandoms are: children's literature, young adult literature, and K-pop.
In 2009, I was a judge for the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (CYBILS), and in 2010, I was a judge for the (Philippine) National Children’s Book Awards.
I represent book reviewers on the Philippine Board on Books for Young People.