In May, 2013, Lions clubs International hosted a Reading and Literacy Summit to discuss the role of civil society in advancing global literacy and inclusive education.
The event brought together more than 30 organizations - representing a cross section of intergovernmental organizations, development agencies, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies, to engage in discussions related to capacity building within the education sector, promotion of early reading, considerations for people with disabilities, and the use of innovative, low-cost technologies. Among the participants were representatives from:
|Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Perkins School for the Blind
Reach Out and Read
|Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
Spectrios Institute for Low Vision/SightFirst
The Hadley School for the Blind
U.S. Department of Education
World Vision International
For more information, access the Reading and Literacy Summit: May 2013 Final Report.