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An Overview...

An estimated 20 percent of American adults — one out of every five — cannot curl up inside a good book, let alone read to their children or participate fully in the voting process. World-wide, nearly one billion adults are functionally illiterate.

"...This is an intolerable situation. Illiteracy is not a fact of life, but a consequence of inaction on the part of governments and societies. Its consequences are pervasive and powerful. If we wish to combat poverty, injustice and the violence that so often results from them, we must begin by mobilizing minds through education and literacy."

UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor

The sole purpose of the SIBL Project is to connect people in need with those who can help, and to connect those who can help with those in need. For adults who are seeking to improve their reading skills, and for those who want to help -- there's a free literacy program in your area!

SIBLization Resource Guide
for literacy professionals now on-line!

Find the literacy program nearest you.
to learn about becoming a tutor or a learner.

Raise funds for your local literacy organization.
Look who's been using the CD so far...

Explore the literacy network around the country.

Read these testimonials from adult learners.

Get the facts on literacy.

Meet Leon Veal - his story is inspiring.

Join our SIBL Project Discussion Forum going on right now.

Donate to the SIBL Public Awareness Campaign

Questions about literacy? E-mail us!

Words of support for The SIBL Project

"At 42 years old, I
couldn't read this sentence.
At 51, I have a college degree
and a new life."

-Leon