Words have the power to comfort and inspire change. Our literary-themed products allow booklovers like you to connect to and share the words they love most. But the power of words doesn't end there. Every purchase from Storiarts supports our partnership with LitWorld to make literacy accessible to kids around the globe.
Last year was a test of worldwide resilience. But despite the obstacles, LitWorld's efforts to promote reading, writing, and storytelling were undeterred. We are grateful to report that you helped make an impact for good!
Thanks to your purchases in 2021, we were able to:
Support an entire year of programming in and around Nairobi, Kenya with Kenya Education Fund. This allowed the partner organization to run fifteen LitClubs, including boys', girls', teens' clubs and programming for moms. Kenya Education Fund directly serves over 300 children every year.
Provide materials to the moms' LitClubs in Pakistan, which run together with an entrepreneurship and empowerment program for the moms at the Nanjina Sewing Center. The women receive sewing training, as well as materials for sewing, in order to support their families. This program supported sixty families in 2021.
Fund our partners in Pakistan, allowing them to deliver books and writing supplies, along with hygiene products and basic provisions, to children and families when they needed it most. Also, supported the moms' LitClub in sewing thousands of masks that were distributed across the communities to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Provide much needed program materials and books to our partners in the Philippines, allowing them to deliver LitClub lessons for over 200 children, along with meals and necessities to families in quarantine.
Supply materials for the World Read Aloud Day celebration in Colombia, where the weekly "Read Aloud" campaign involves over 8000 participants to celebrate the power of reading aloud.
Sponsor the launch of the Public Library Project in Livingstone, Zambia by holding library staff trainings, purchasing of books for 165 members, and other materials for community and child-friendly environment.