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Global Literacy: The Open Brain Story

Josh Fuchs

Even the United States ranks about 50th in overall literacy with a 99% percent literacy rate. In particular, the Arab states, South and West Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa have extremely low literacy rates. Of all the illiterate adults worldwide, two thirds are women. Increasing political and religious freedoms around the world are permitting better and more open access to reading, writing, and other educational materials, but we at the Open Brain Project believe more can be done...

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  • sheriberry

    It's bewildering that in 2013 there are still so many illiterate groups of people and there are still cultures and governments that don't realize the importance of literacy.