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Project Literacy Lab

Project Literacy Lab - New Ventures Announced

Pearson and The Unreasonable Group are expanding the world’s first accelerator for entrepreneurs focused on closing the global literacy gap with a new cohort of 13 groundbreaking ventures from around the world. The Project Literacy Lab is part o...

FREE eBook and Reading Guide Available

FREE eBook and Reading Guide Available

Almost one billion adults worldwide do not have basic reading and writing skills. Please join us in helping rewrite their lives by reading and sharing the story, ‘A Little Chicken Named Pong-Pong.’ It’s a fresh retelling of the classic story ‘Chicken...

Kate James Meets the Pool

Kate James Meets the Pool

Kate James, Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer at Pearson, was interviewed by Sam Baker, CEO of The Pool and the films of their discussions are available to view. These interviews took place at the Project Literacy Lab Summit, a ...

Project Literacy Lab Entrepreneur Talks

Project Literacy Lab Entrepreneur Talks

In June, Pearson hosted the Project Literacy Lab Summit, a three-day event as part of a partnership with the Unreasonable Group to accelerate high-growth businesses dedicated to close the global literacy gap by 2030. Ten ventures, that are doing grou...

Publication of new research on literacy levels sparks renewed interest

Project Literacy Attracts Global Attention at SXSW

Following the launch of research produced in association with the University of Massachusetts, Project Literacy has been the focus of media attention from around the world, after highlighting that human literacy levels have stalled since 2000, with...

Julianne Moore joins Project Literacy to raise awareness of illiteracy

September 2016: Global Stars Unite on International Literacy Day

NEW YORK, September 8, 2016 - To celebrate the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 26 of the world’s most high profile personalities from film, music, politics and the arts, have joined forces to raise awareness for literacy with one co...