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The United Nations reports that 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics. This means they’re not qualified for the better-paying jobs they need to leave poverty behind.
To celebrate International Literacy Day, we’re sharing Rita’s story. Despite enormous hurdles including learning setbacks due to the pandemic, this Zambian youth’s newfound literacy skills are blazing a path for her future.
Thanks to your support, children and youth like Rita are receiving the educational support they need to read, write and reimagine their potential.