Alphabeticus is a team of writers, university educators, artists, filmmakers and musicians who are creating puppet videos that help teach children to learn how to read.
Our introductory series (which has already been filmed) is 26 x 1 min videos based on the letter sounds of the alphabet.
The letter ‘A’ video is complete and we now need funds to edit the remaining 25 episodes and promote the whole series.
This will enable us to accomplish our overall goal of providing all videos we produce, free to individuals and educational organisations across the world.
Almost 785 million children, youth, and adults around the world are illiterate which translates to 1 in 5 people globally of which two-thirds are women.
Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted. We depend on written communication for information, guidance, well-being, and security.
Yet nearly a billion people around the world cannot read, and are denied access to some of life’s most essential necessities like health care, education and job training. In fact, poverty and disease correlate directly with low literacy and life expectancy.
Surprisingly in Australia, the current rate of functional illiteracy is nearly 50 percent.
The donations will be used to finish paying for the editing of the remaining 25 episodes and for posting the videos on social media and promoting them to a global audience.