World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognise the scope of books - a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.
Watch this wonderful video from across the partnership specifically World Vision: Ghana, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Peru, Lebanon, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Laos, Malawi and Georgia highlighting why being a reader is so important!
At World Vision, we focus on unlocking literacy for lifelong learning and outcomes. Today we are sharing the pride and importance of being a "reader" through a variety of options such as technology and paper.
- Unlock Literacy (Grades 1-3) - Find out how World Vision has been piloting literacy improvement projects in 25 countries with a focus on unlocking literacy for lifelong learning and outcomes.
- Remedial Education Handbook - find out how to support children back on the track specifically in Arabic, Literacy, and Maths - Arabic | English.
- Playful Parenting Booklets - Ideas for parents and caregivers to support their young child's physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development, divided into helpful sections based on a young child's developmental milestones.
- Toy Guide for Early Childhood Development - Ideas to promote fun into - literacy, numeracy, physical, and socio-emotional development.
- All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development - In partnership with USAID and the Australian Government, World Vision is investing in catalysing innovation and technology to increase literacy for vulnerable children, including children with disabilities, in low-resource contexts. Reading is the foundation of a child's ability to participate and complete his or her education. As a leader in education technology for literacy, ACR GCD has implemented and scaled game-changing solutions and tools to help address gaps and barriers to child literacy in and outside of school and in crisis and emergency situations to increase reading outcomes for children around the globe. Learn more, access solutions, and get involved.
See how World Vision is helping children to read across the world:
- Jerusalem - Overcoming Isolation: The Story of Serine
- Jordan - YEARNING TO LEARN: Behavioural barriers and enablers to inclusive education
- Laos - The Power of Reading: A brighter future for Kam in Laos
- Lesotho - 'Unlock Literacy' model enhances children's learning abilities
- Niger - Donation of school supplies and desks brings smiles and hope to Sakina and her classmates
- Philippines - Brigada Pagbasa Program (National Reading Brigade)
- Senegal - Adapted reading clubs: Bringing books closer to children
- Somalia - Unlocking Literacy in Puntland
- Uganda - Community literacy centres support children's brain development; School library gives hope to young readers in Uganda
A Grand Challenge for Development
In recognition of World Book and Copyright Day, All Children Reading in partnership between World Vision, USAID and the Australian Government (ACR GCD) created a two-part blog series that shares key concepts and principles in creating high-quality digital books and increasing access for hard-to-reach readers in low-resource contexts.