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Imagine Worldwide
Our Purpose

Kids Come First

Providing all children with the opportunity for success.

Our Mission

Empowering children around the globe to build the literacy and numeracy skills needed to achieve their full potential.

Our Vision

We envision a world where all children have access to opportunity.


We are laser focused on literacy and numeracy as proven pathways to a better life.


Gains in literacy are associated with greater increases in life expectancy and overall health. The health impacts are multi-generational.

Financial Strength

Children with stronger literacy and numeracy skills are more likely to stay in school and be employed in higher-skilled jobs.


Literacy and numeracy strengths increase educational attainment, economic mobility, family strength, and community connection.

500+ million

Children around the world are illiterate and innumerate

The issue is most acute in Sub-Saharan Africa — one in every three children, adolescents and youth are out of school — with girls more likely to be excluded than boys


of children in Sub-Saharan Africa are unable to read and understand a simple text by the age of 10

Children struggle with overcrowded schools, limited materials, and inadequate services for special needs

69 million

Teachers will need to be recruited and trained globally to achieve universal primary and secondary education by 2030

Countries will need an unavailable volume of resources — billions of dollars and millions of new teachers — to provide universal access to school