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World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Bolu Babalola Named in Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2021

World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Bolu Babalola Named in Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2021

World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Bolu Babalola Named in Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2021 We are delighted to announce that WLF supporter and Ambassador Bolu Babalola has been recognized by the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2021, for her work in Literature and Media. Bolu, a British writer and journalist, of Nigerian parentage, whose debut novel Love in Colour, which was published in 2020, was a Sunday Times bestseller and on Waterstones book of…

Supporting your child with rebuilding literacy confidence

Supporting your child with rebuilding literacy confidence

Supporting your child with rebuilding literacy confidence This March, UK Reads contributed to an article on TheSchoolRun.com on improving children’s literacy confidence on returning to school, post the COVID19 pandemic: “Much has been said about whether or not children need to ‘catch up’ at school after homeschooling, and it’s natural that having been in lockdown for so long, their confidence…

What I’ve Learnt podcast interview is live!

What I’ve Learnt podcast interview is live!

What I’ve Learnt podcast interview is live! Deb Blashki-Marks, host of ‘What I’ve Learnt’ podcast speaks to our Head of UK and EU, Caroline Burkie, about the World Literacy Foundation’s initiatives, our work in the UK and how vital it is to work together to eradicate illiteracy. Thank you for your dedicated support Deb.  Listen here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/47OdkILUMkshg26qa4BC2a?si=SOacnsNjSheZ_zPvNEccgA Apple…

The wonderful Unmumsy Mum becomes a UK Reads Ambassador

The wonderful Unmumsy Mum becomes a UK Reads Ambassador

The wonderful Unmumsy Mum becomes a UK Reads Ambassador UK Reads is delighted to announce that Sarah Turner, aka The Unmumsy Mum has become a supporter. Author, blogger and freelance writer, Sarah lives in Exeter with her husband, James, and their three boys, Henry, Jude and Wilf. In 2013, Sarah started writing her parenting blog and it wasn’t long before…

BBC Newsround reports on UK Reads

BBC Newsround reports on UK Reads

UK Reads: New project to get more kids reading and writing. It’s estimated that 400,000 in the UK children don’t own any books – but a new project has been set up to try and change that. The new programme is called UK Reads. It’s been launched by international charity – the World Literacy Foundation – which works in the…

Lead by Example

Lead by Example

Adults who actively engage in reading for pleasure help students to develop key literacy skills. Parents tend to complain that their children are not reading enough, especially those in secondary school. Pressures of General Certificate of Education (GCSE) and A-Level exams in the United Kingdom take over reading for pleasure and, if ever loved, it has been consigned to a…