Literacy Webcast: Peru 

Connecting youth in Peru and the U.S. to discuss the importance of literacy 

Live Broadcast: Thursday, September 10th, 12 pm-12:40 pm ET

Take a Virtual Field Trip to Peru!

Visit one of three countries supported by the Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge, a partnership of the Bezos Family Foundation, Save the Children and Global Nomads Group to improve youth reading and writing skills around the world.

Watch the webcast to see how bookmarks made for the Literacy Challenge are bringing change to Peru. The Bezos Family Foundation matched bookmarks with funding to support Save the Children's Literacy Boost program. This webcast will include students from the U.S., Literacy Boost students in Peru, along with the dynamic teams of Literacy Challenge partners. Prepare for the webcast with our free curriculum.

* all photographs provided by Save the Children

Why is reading and writing so important? 

Illiteracy can lead to poverty, low self-esteem and isolation, poor health, unemployment, weak economies, inequality and more. Worldwide, 250 million children of primary school age cannot read or write—whether they attend school or not. More than 30 million girls are out of school today and children from the poorest 20% of the population are four times more likely to be out of school than their wealthier peers. 

Take the Students Rebuild Flowers for Nepal Challenge this Summer! 

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake--the worst disaster in Nepal in over 80 years--killed more than 8,000 people to date and damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, schools, health facilities and infrastructure in the mountainous central region surrounding the capital of Kathmandu.

Visit Students Rebuild to join the challenge!