Literacy is the foundation of all learning and one of the main factors in gaining independence through access to information, knowledge, and employment. However, 20% of the world’s population is currently illiterate, as is 7% of the French population. This issue also involves numeracy.


The Pierre Bellon Foundation supports projects for literacy from early childhood with the following main objectives:

  • A comprehensive approach to literacy from early childhood, including proficiency in oral expression, reading, writing and arithmetic
  • The awakening of the pleasure of reading, and that of sharing a story with friends and family
  • Parental awareness of the importance of reading, and the development of teacher training
  • Taking into account the basic needs of children in developing countries (health, nutrition, protection, etc.)


The Pierre Bellon Foundation supports:

We have also provided support to

Agir pour l’école (Take Action for Schools)ANSA (Asmae - Association Sœur EmmanuelleAssociation pour Favoriser l’Égalité des Chances à l’École (Apféé)Bibliothèques Sans FrontièresLecture JeunesseLire et Faire LirePrix des premières lecturesUnicef