LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bigo Live, a global leader in live streaming and entertainment, is honored to celebrate International Literacy Day today, September 8, by hosting a Literacy Day Live House dedicated to education professionals, parents, and students, covering a wide array of topics as well as question and answer sessions. Panelists will speak candidly about overcoming learning challenges and obstacles. Additionally, Bigo Live will donate $10,000 to a literacy organization to help end illiteracy and provide equal learning opportunities and access to every child.
“Literacy is a vital skill for any child and adolescent to achieve success in adulthood however there are approximately 773 million children and adults in the world who lack basic literacy skills. In the US alone, an estimated 25 million children cannot read proficiently,” said Lynette Yang, General Manager of Bigo Live America, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. “Our mission at Bigo Live is to create an inclusive platform that serves not only as entertainment, but also educational.”
According to statistics, 34 percent of children entering kindergarten lack the basic skills needed to learn how to read. 65 percent of 4th graders read below grade level, contributing to 8,000 students dropping out of high school every day. Additionally, it is estimated that only 37 percent of students graduate high school at or above reading proficiency.
About Bigo Live
Bigo Live is one of the world’s fastest-growing live streaming social communities where users broadcast in real-time to share life moments, showcase their talents, and interact with people from around the world. Bigo Live has around 400 million users in over 150 countries and is currently the market leader in the live streaming industry. Launched in March 2016, Bigo Live is owned by BIGO Technology, which is based in Singapore.
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