• F Funder
  • I Implementer
  • N Network


LitWorld is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by literacy expert Pam Allyn in 2007. LitWorld works with a broad coalition of national and international partners to ensure that young people worldwide can experience the joy and transformation of reading, writing, and storytelling. LitWorld partners with various grassroot organizations to provide year-round, child-centered programming that encourages self-expression, builds understanding, and cultivates confidence, using literacy as a tool and pathway for self-empowerment.

Primary Functions

  • Funding
  • Networking/Convening
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

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Education topics addressed

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning


  • Teacher training


  • Literacy

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Mentorship
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

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Current girls' education partners

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Headquarters location(s)

  • New York, New York, United States of America

Country offices

  • N/A


Mariya Ohulchanska
Program Operations Coordinator

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Morocco
  • Nicaragua
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • United States of America
  • Zambia

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