Literacy creates transformational opportunities. It empowers young people to create the future they deserve by developing the skills they need to be able to reach their full potential. Fighting inequality in education since 2010, we bring the gift of books and the joy of reading directly into homes.

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  • Community Support & Development Community Support & Development
  • Education/Training/Employment Education/​Training/​Employment
  • Health/Wellbeing Health/​Wellbeing
  • Beneficiaries

    • Children (3-18) Children (3-18)
    • Infants (<2) Infants (<2)

    Situation

    Low literacy has lifelong consequences. For many children and young people, accessing books outside the classroom is a significant challenge. One in five children in the UK doesn't own a single book and nearly 25% of 11-year-olds from the poorest families have fewer than 10 books at home. This lack of access to books creates a self-perpetuating cycle. Without exposure to diverse experiences and rich language, children from disadvantaged backgrounds fall behind.

    Solution

    Our method is simple, focused, and successful: volunteers bring books to homes or connect online, sharing the joy of reading with children and their families living in under-resourced areas. We visit families weekly building a foundation for enthusiastic reading from early childhood. Unlocking a love of reading is proven to increase a child's ability to read, proving that every story shared changes lives. This targeted early support gives children who need it the most a critical hand-up.

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    Categories

  • Community Support & Development Community Support & Development
  • Education/Training/Employment Education/​Training/​Employment
  • Health/Wellbeing Health/​Wellbeing
  • Beneficiaries

    • Children (3-18) Children (3-18)
    • Infants (<2) Infants (<2)