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The Global Literacy Project, Inc. (GLP) envisions a world where people work together across borders to share resources and solve global problems. GLP is committed to helping people become literate so that they can both negotiate the practical demands of survival and the abstract world of ideas and science. In a given High Literacy Cluster (HLC), our success will be measured by individuals experiencing a shift of consciousness that dramatically and permanently alters their way of being in the world.



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Characteristics of a GLP High Literacy Cluster (HLC)

The HLC is a locality in which high literacy exists. Within the HLC, children and adults have immediate access to books and to programs that promote a culture of literacy.  The HLC is the result of a targeted effort by GLP to sustain literacy-supporting ratios of  people to media, which we have found to be optimal at 1 to 10.

  • A public library and/or community learning center working with about 9 to 20 schools are at the heart of the HLC.
  • Each school in the HLC is provided with its own well-stocked library and multi-media equipment.
  • An HLC affords easy and immediate access to books in homes, schools, and libraries.

HLCs have different characteristics depending on the country they are operating in.  For example, South Africa and Kenya, have swathes of the society with relatively high literacy rates, and as such, they have different needs than other countries that have lower literacy rates across the board.  In countries which may have relatively high literacy communities, HLCs address the fact that most people still do not have access to a wide range of media for enhancing and sustaining their literacy, whereas in low literacy countries, HLCs may be customized to deliver basic access to literacy at the levels and forms in which it is needed.