Pearson International

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Our education business combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and online support.


We provide education and assessment in more than 65 countries. Our courses and resources are available in print, online and through multi-lingual packages, helping people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose.


At Pearson, we take learning personally.  Every day our work helps learning flourish, and wherever learning flourishes, so do people.


We fully support the World Literacy Summit and are proud to be a partner.


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A message from Pearson International CEO John Fallon


At Pearson we take learning personally. We believe education is for everyone, and we provide the tools for people to learn: whatever their age, wherever they are, in whatever fashion they choose.  We want to help people get on in their lives through learning.


That’s why we fully support the goal that everyone should have the chance to receive a decent education.  We are delighted to be partnering with the World Literacy Summit – we believe it is the perfect opportunity for us to raise awareness of international literacy challenges and focus on solutions by bringing people from all sectors together in Oxford in April 2012.


At Pearson, supporting development through education is extremely important for our organisation. Our business is learning, and we constantly strive to make a difference. We have signed up as a partner to the Global Compact on Learning, focussing on measureable learning outcomes in areas such as literacy, to ensure that the world will not only meet the Millennium Development Goal on education, but go much, much further.


Through partnering with the World Literacy Summit we hope to create long-term, sustainable solutions to increase literacy rates, and subsequently facilitate growth and development.  Improved literacy can benefit individuals and transform communities, making a difference to people around the world and giving them a brighter future.


John Fallon
Chief Executive, Pearson International


World Literacy Foundation


Established in 2003, the World Literacy Foundation is an independent charitable body committed to breaking the cycle of low literacy levels throughout the world.


Through a variety of projects and programs, the WLF aims to boost the quality of literacy programs in the poorest countries of the world.


The WLF has been instrumental in organising and funding the World Literacy Summit, and is as a major partner of the event.


Aboriginal Literacy Foundation


The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation seeks to transform the lives of Australian Indigenous children by focusing on their literacy and numeracy education.


Working in collaboration with local communities and partners in some of the most remote areas of Australia, the ALF helps to develop the literacy skills of Indigenous children so that they can succeed in school and beyond.


The ALF believes that everyone has the right to an adequate education, and as such fully supports the World Literacy Summit.




The World Literacy Summit is extending invitations to organisations to sponsor or act as partners. An alliance with the Summit will offer profile and marketing benefits to your organisation alongside an important global issue, offering the following opportunities:


  • Opportunities to associate your company with a global media reach
  • Traditional sponsorship properties through an extensive marketing program
  • Aligning your company with world leaders and governments from 130 Countries
  • A unique international opportunity for good corporate citizenship
  • Many opportunities for staff participation, harnessing a common humanitarian vision in your organisation across all employees.


For further information on sponsoring the World Literacy Summit, please contact



American Economic Statistics Office Pearson World Conference on Trade Research Society Institute for Microfinance Research
World Literacy Foundation Writers Guild of American Economics Aboriginal Literacy Foundation Aboriginal Literacy Foundation
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