Mobile Literacy

Making the provision of educational tools and programs portable
Implications - The issue of literacy is one social organizations are struggling to tackle around the world. In the United States alone, about 32 million adults lack basic literacy skills, says a report by the U.S. Education Department, and recent research has uncovered that over 900 million people in developing countries are illiterate. These staggering numbers have caused many literacy groups to take nontraditional action. Rather than waiting for illiterate consumers to reach out for help, these groups are hitting the streets, handing out books, teaching people how to read and even providing help on schoolwork. While still on a small scale, mobile literacy programs are a unique way to tackle this worldwide social issue.
SCORE: 4.3
Mild Top 6 Examples: 31,503 Total Clicks Aug 11 - Jul 12
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Whimsical Mobile Bookshops - The Robi Rolling Library by Linie Zweii Gives Books to the Poor
SCORE: 6.7
V. Hot 13,044 Clicks Pub: Apr 7, 12
Whimsical Mobile Bookshops
The Robi Rolling Library by Linie Zweii Gives Books to the Poor
The Robi Rolling Library by Linie Zweii is a mobile library designed with fun in mind. Whimsical and creative, this moveable bookshop has been designed to travel to library-less villages in Germany&#... [More]
Book-Lending Trucks - The Productora A47 Mobile Library Comes to You
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 7,575 Clicks Pub: Jul 26, 12
Book-Lending Trucks
The Productora A47 Mobile Library Comes to You
The Productora A47 mobile library is based in a truck that tours Mexico City, giving citizens greater accessibility to culture, arts and knowledge that can only be found on the page. The not-for-... [More]
Birdhouse Bookshops - The Little Free Library Program Encourages Public Literacy
SCORE: 3.7
Mild 4,568 Clicks Pub: Sep 9, 11
Birdhouse Bookshops
The Little Free Library Program Encourages Public Literacy
What's beginning as a relatively localized movement will hopefully grow quickly, because I believe that every neighborhood in North America could benefit from a Little Free Library. Essentially this initiative… [More]
Mini Park Libraries - Fundalectura Creates PPP Program to Give Columbians Access to Books
SCORE: 3.5
Mild 2,086 Clicks Pub: Jun 30, 12
Mini Park Libraries
Fundalectura Creates PPP Program to Give Columbians Access to Books
Columbia now has over 100 mini park libraries, thanks to the nonprofit organization Fundalectura and Columbia’s parks group. The public literary kiosks, which were created about 10 years ago,... [More]
Pedal-Powered Libraries - Street Books Delivers Literature to Portland's Homeless
SCORE: 2.5
Mild 2,744 Clicks Pub: Aug 19, 11
Pedal-Powered Libraries
Street Books Delivers Literature to Portland's Homeless
Portland-based artist/writer Laura Moulton is the genius behind Street Books, a mobile library for the homeless. Street Books offers those who live on Portland's streets the opportunity to read everything… [More]
Scannable Public Libraries - Projekt Ingeborg Seeks to Bring Classic Literature to Everyday Citizens
SCORE: 3.2
Untested 1,486 Clicks Pub: Jul 17, 12
Scannable Public Libraries
Projekt Ingeborg Seeks to Bring Classic Literature to Everyday Citizens
To encourage citizens who are increasingly glued to the Internet to get out and read, the Austrian city of Klagenfurt launched Projekt Ingeborg—a virtual library that is uncovered through a... [More]
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