Digital City Brings Attention to the Devastating Impact of Illiteracy in the United States

A powerful visualization of the extent of illiteracy in the United States has been unveiled today in the form of ‘IlliteraCity’. Supported by Actor and Activist, Idris Elba, in conjunction with Project Literacy a global campaign founded by digital education company Pearson, the city has been launched to bring to light the many real world problems that people who cannot read and write face. ‘IlliteraCity’ was constructed from real-world demographics and statistics around literacy, and was created to provide a startling representation of the ramifications illiteracy can have on a city…

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Pearson Launches National Campaign to Inspire Adults to Turn Their Childhood Passions into Careers

The changing nature of work and skills are making life-long learning more important than ever. Even with education more accessible than ever before, nearly half of American workers (49%) still say their current role isn’t related to their childhood passion. That’s the issue Pearson, the digital education company, is addressing with its new campaign, “Dare to Learn, Dare to Change.” Launching today, the campaign celebrates the brave people who have taken the step to change their lives, empowering millions more adults to rediscover what they are truly passionate about and…

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Idris Elba helps tackle adult illiteracy with new Campaign

A new awareness effort from Actor and Activist Idris Elba and Project Literacy, a global campaign founded by learning company Pearson and made up of over 100 organisations dedicated to ending illiteracy by 2030, is aiming to change the fact half of Brits are unaware of scale of illiteracy on their doorstep. We are underestimating the scale of illiteracy in the UK by almost 50%, new research released on International Literacy Day has found. When asked, respondents estimated the figure to be 2.7 million when in fact over 5 million…

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