Universal access to education-specifically literacy is a foundational building block for individuals and communities. Reading is a learned skill that opens and develops minds, and can transform a struggling individual and/or community.
When we learn to read we give ourselves access to unlimited amounts of information, ideas, and creativity. Because we can share information and fictions, reading can empower through our hearts and minds.
In those communities where schools are limited or unavailable, can we reach people in their homes with literacy? What sort of easy to implement model could we put into place where people can begin to learn to read at home? How do we bridge the gap between readers and non-reading families? Would a community read-aloud program inspire non-readers? Are there cultures where reading would be an impediment?