Our Vision

The Literate Earth Project believes that literacy and education are the driving forces behind social, economic and political change. We envision a world where children in every nation have access to books, libraries and quality education.

Our Mission

The mission of The Literate Earth Project is to establish literate communities in developing countries by putting books in the hands and minds of children.

How We Work

At The Literate Earth Project we believe that literacy is truly at the core of human development, and it is our responsibility to provide developing countries with books, libraries, and literacy education.


We believe in harnessing the power of a community. The Literate Earth Project collaborates with communities to create, equip, and staff our libraries. By building community investment we create a foundation for continued success.


We firmly believe in providing our communities with the support necessary to sustain continued growth and development of libraries and literacy programs. We do this through providing training to communities, teachers, and staff that enable them to fully utilize the libraries as sources of information and learning. 


Through partnerships with local publishers, government officials, educators and other nonprofits we are able to customize the content within libraries to ensure that students have access to books that are relevant to both their education and culture. This allows The Literate Earth Project to have direct impact on the quality of education school age children receive. 

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope...(it) unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.”
— -Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations