Street Child is honoured to have been selected by the Library of Congress as the recipient of the 2022 David M. Rubenstein Prize – announced on International Literacy Day, 8 September 2022. The David M Rubenstein Prize recognises Street Child’s outstanding and measurable contribution to increasing literacy levels in multiple parts of the world.
The wider Literacy Awards Program identifies organisations around the world that provide exemplary, innovative and replicable strategies to promote literacy and reading.
There are three prize categories, and we are thrilled to be in such outstanding company:
David M Rubenstein Prize (USD $150,000) – Street Child
American Prize (USD $50,000) – Make Way for Books
International Prize (USD $50,000) – Young African Refugees for International Development (YARID) – Uganda
There were an additional 12 organisations who have also been recognised for their highly successful literacy initiatives
A huge thank you to David M Rubenstein and the committee at the Library of Congress.