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4 Challenges ESL Learners Face
4 Challenges ESL Learners Face

Immigrants and refugees face a number of challenges while transitioning into their new lives. Their diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds pose obstacles for them to thrive.

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When Prisons Ban Books, They Ban Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on April 12, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy


Without books, prison leaves very little room for a person to reach outside of their walls, tap into the world surrounding them, and simply live life. Books give prisoners the opportunity to develop their literacy skills and if to be released, build an educated foundation for the their new lives when they are released.

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One Girl's Courage Leads Women to Equal Education Opportunities
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Women across the world are not always in a position to feel empowered, make life-changing decisions of their own, or take a stand for what they believe in. One woman, however, defied the Taliban, stood her ground, and fought for something that she deeply believed in.

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Celebrating Freedom of Information Day
Posted by Lara Pimentel on March 16, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Freedom of Information Day

Today, in honor of Freedom of Information Day, we want to take a moment to recognize how ProLiteracy and our partners are working to make sure that information is accessible to everyone, including adult learners.

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Literacy Empowers Entrepreneurial Women in Mexico
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As a way to nurture economic development and combat poverty in Guanajuato, ProLiteracy partnered with PLAMAC to expand a learning project using a proven business education curriculum called the Exito! (Success) in PLAMAC’s Savings Clubs.

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