At 12, Josi taught an orphaned friend
during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone.
Brady and Luke
Volunteer Fatima (16) teaching a 10 year old in Sierra Leone.
At 13 Brady taught his brother Luke - then aged 19 -
to read and text.Luke has cerebral palsy.
Neither his school nor his parents ever expected him
to be able to learn to read.
Luke now uses the Teach a friend to read guide
to teach youngsters with learning disabilities
in his primary school.Now the school uses our guide
Luke gained the confidence to become a swimming coach.
Bwire learned to read with our guide
through Amazing Children Uganda.
Then he taught Ugandan street children to read
as a volunteer for the amazing charity.
Airforce veteran and former prisoner Andy
taught a friend who woke up from a diabetic coma,
unable to read. Then Andy set up a reading charity.
Linda and Moon
At 65 Linda and her friend Moon went on a
Teach a friend to read adventure together.
Linda became a We CAN Read organiser,
using our guides.
Moon was born in Singapore. Her parents
could not afford to send her to school.
In 2015 she won the NIACE learner of the year award.
Now she encourages people to learn to read and write
with our Teach a friend to read guide in Hampshire
and as far afield as Hong Kong.
Bobby was 66 when he learned to read with our guide.
Then Bobby gained the confidence to change gender
and set up a local LGBT group.
Super Coach Daniel loves teaching
his many older new readers.
Asha and Dan
Bernadette (12) is part of a traveller community.
After teaching her dad to read with our guide,
she organised the young travellers who can read
to teach the grown-ups.
Asha learned to read with our guide five years ago.
She gained promotion in her hospital caring job.
Then Asha taught Dan to read and he was promoted too.
Husband and wives
Wife teaching her husband.
At 15 Richard who has autism taught a friend during lunch breaks in school.