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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
Director-General Federico Mayor
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!
for literacy professionals now on-line!
the literacy program nearest
to learn about becoming a tutor or a learner.
funds for your local literacy organization.
Look who's been using the CD so far...
the literacy network around the country.
these testimonials from adult learners.
the facts on literacy.
Leon Veal - his story is inspiring.
our SIBL Project Discussion
Forum going on right now.
the SIBL Public Awareness Campaign
about literacy? E-mail
of support for The SIBL Project
42 years old, I
couldn't read this sentence.
At 51, I have a college degree
and a new life."