Why isn’t literacy education free?

Stronger economies, fewer people in poverty, and even lower early mortality rates have been linked to increased literacy—not to mention improved quality of life for a growing child. Free access to research-backed early literacy education starts at NEST.

Help make it happen

Building world literacy, one teacher at a time.

NEST supports every child’s right to learn to read by empowering teachers with the resources they need.

Training Teachers

NEST starts where we can have the most impact: training teachers to teach early literacy, in person and online.

to Teach Students

Free books and lesson plans are made available and accessible in classrooms around the world.

for Life-Long Success

Students with access to literacy have opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty and build a better life.


Every child has the right to learn to read.

We believe that access to early literacy education shouldn’t be based on economic circumstance. When you partner with us, you ensure that teachers around the world have the tools they need to teach literacy in their classrooms, and can provide their students with access to endless opportunity.

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