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The Importance of Literacy and Literacy in a Box

Literacy is the ability to read and write. It is a basic skill that is essential for success in school, work, and life. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world has access to literacy education. According to the United Nations, 750 million children around the world do not have the basic reading and writing skills they need to succeed.

The Literacy Box Trust is a charity that is working to change this. Literacy in a Box provides 25 children with the basic school materials they need to learn to read and write. Each Literacy Box contains a variety of materials, including notebooks, pencils, paper, and rulers. The boxes are also providing 4 footballs, 2 skipping ropes and a backpack to help children learn through play.

Literacy in a Box is a simple but effective way to help children learn to read. write and play. The charity has already helped hundreds of children around the world, and it is continuing to grow, with support from donors.

Here are some of the benefits of literacy:

  • Literacy helps children learn new things. When children can read, they have access to a world of information and knowledge. They can learn about different cultures, history, and science.
  • Literacy helps children develop critical thinking skills. When children can read, they are able to think critically about the information they are reading. They can ask questions, evaluate arguments, and draw conclusions.
  • Literacy helps children succeed in school, work and social. Children who are literate are more likely to go on and improve their lives and those around them. They are also more likely to find good jobs and earn better wages.
  • Literacy helps children participate in their communities. When children can read, they are able to stay informed about what is happening in the world and participate in public activities. They are also more likely to be engaged in their communities and make a difference.

The Literacy Box Trust is a valuable charity that is helping children, primarily in Zambia to learn. Whilst education is free in Zambia, they have to provide their own learning materials which is costly and prevent the poorest getting an education.

If you are interested in helping the Literacy Box, please donate or volunteer your time.


Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children around the world.If you are a UK taxpayer you can help us further by completing the Gift Aid form making us eligible for a 25% increase to your donation at no extra cost to you. >LitBox-Gift-Aid-form< to download the form and email it to us after completion.