People with no or less education are more likely to accept low-quality employment contracts, earning 40 percent less than their educated peers.
The internet is the most powerful resource for self-education and training.
But the internet is not designed for people who struggle to read.
Low-literate people can't reap the benefits of digital information written for and by an educated population.
Diane Janknegt | Founder and CEO at WizeNoze, Unreasonable Fellow
Illiteracy is not a symptom of major global issues.
It is a cause.
Mass literacy and education efforts could be the single most impactful tactic
for reducing systemic poverty, unlocking economic potential,
increasing employment rates, diminishing gender-based injustices
such as female genital mutilation and child marriage, mitigating extremism,
and alleviating international health crises.