More than 250 million children around the world won’t learn to read despite attending school.
Our vision is to deliver our digital library to more than 20 million readers by 2030, but our impact goes beyond helping children to read.
Early data shows that over 130,000 children are reading with Library For All in the classroom, and also at home. This creates a positive flow-on effect, driving interest in books and literacy throughout the communities we serve.
Our impact extends to the local staff we employ to work directly with schools and communities, ensuring our technology is understood and its benefits realised. We offer workshop training and payments to authors and illustrators in communities where there is no publishing industry. We work with a global network of more than 350 paid and volunteer creatives to continually expand our collection.
We help build the knowledge, skills and abilities of people in the communities we work with. Papua New Guinea is one such community where locals attend our writers’ workshops. This in-turn helps to build community capability and economic resilience. To date we have paid our community authors and illustrators approximately (AUD) $270,000. If you’d like to know more about our impact, download our latest Annual Report