431: Bridging The Global Literacy Gap w/Rebecca Chandler Leege


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How can we address educational inequality worldwide? Rebecca Chandler Leege is the Chief Impact Officer of WorldReader, a non-profit organization that has reached 20M readers in the past decade and is set up to reach their next 200M in a few short years.

With over 20 years of leadership experience, Rebecca previously led a global education technology initiative of USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government, and spent 15 years living and working throughout Africa and Asia. She also has six years of experience working in the private sector in international human resources consulting and holds a Master of Science in Multinational Commerce from Boston University.

Today we discuss the global issue of illiteracy – its impact, and Worldreader’s technology solution for scaling educational literacy; how they reach underserved communities around the world, select their curriculum, engage families, find partnership and funding for their initiatives, and more.

What We Discuss in this Episode

  • Why there are so many children (and adults) who are illiterate
  • How technology can help scale literacy
  • Involving the whole family in the child’s learning experience
  • Modeling a new way of living
  • The power of strategic partnerships
  • Common barriers to reading and learning
  • Linking reading with Habitat For Humanity home ownership opportunities
  • How WorldReader selects their reading curriculum
  • What we can do to help solve global illiteracy

Complete Show Notes: https://leadersoftransformation.com/podcast/education/431-bridging-the-global-literacy-gap-with-rebecca-chandler-leege

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