Our new literacy podcast

Beyond Words is Officially Live

Join us in a new open space where we interview experts and change-makers in the literacy and education sector to discuss the latest news, trends, and challenges in creating a literate world. 

Season 1: Interviewing the change-makers in the literacy and education sector

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About Our Guests: The Literacy Experts










“Reading can impact everyday life, and how the community can be itself engaged”. Dr. Rana Dajani

Listen to the literacy experts, leaders, educators, change-makers, professors, and academics on this new literacy podcast as they discuss the challenges in creating a literate world. 

About Our Host: Caroline Burkie










I believe that when stories are told, connections are built and when connections are built, hope and choice follow”.

Meet Caroline, the World Literacy Foundation’s COO and Head of UK and EU. With over 12 years in the charity sector, specializing in fundraising, donor relations, and communications, Caroline will be the voice behind our show.

Latest Episodes

Andrew Kay CEO of World Literacy Foundation
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Changing Children's Lives Through Literacy

July 20, 2021

With Andrew Kay

In our first episode, we interview the CEO and founder of the World Literacy Foundation, Andrew Kay- a passionate man working tirelessly since 2003 to help get books in the hands of children with limited resources across the world.

Dr. Rana and We Love Reading at Beyond Words
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Encouraging a Love of Reading

August 10, 2021

With Dr. Rana Dajani

Listen to this passionate woman who, back in 2006, started establishing a library in every neighborhood in Jordan and encouraging reading aloud to children. Today, she is the founder of We Love Reading, present in 55 countries worldwide and with over 4400 libraries.

Noella CEO and Founder Malaika
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Empowering Girls Through Education, Water and Healthcare

Upcoming – September 28, 2021

With Noëlla Coursaris Musunka

We will interview the CEO and Founder of Malaika, a nonprofit organization empowering girls and their communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through enhanced access to education, water, and healthcare. Malaika won the 2021 World Literacy Awards for its outstanding contribution to literacy by an organization.

Leslie Haas and Jill Tussey
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Student Engagement Trough Popular Culture and Digital Literacy

October 29, 2021

With Dr. Leslie Haas and Dr. Jill Tussey

In the month of the professor, we interview two great educators and academics and discuss about student engagement and motivation through digital literacy and popular culture.

Greig Metzger and Little Free Library
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The World's Largest Book-Sharing Movement

November 29, 2021

With Greig Metzger 

We will interview the Director of Little Free Library, a project aiming to fill the book deserts with over 100,000 Little Free Libraries worldwide in more than 100 countries. This project impacts thousands of people, increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds!

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