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Grammarly Pushing Global Literacy for #GivingTuesday

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a day in which, you guessed it, us privileged types are encouraged to give just a little to those in need. It’s a welcome response to the consumerist horror that is Black Friday.

Spelling and grammar correction tool Grammarly is asking for people to join them in tackling illiteracy, by donating to such charities as Reading Is Fundamental, First Book and ProLiteracy.

I briefly volunteered in a class helping adults with dyslexia, and saw first-hand how just a small improvement in basic literacy can boost happiness, confidence and job prospects. In fact, I’d say it was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.

Not convinced? Then maybe this infographic will put things into perspective for you:

Global Literacy Infographic

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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