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World of Words fundraises on Facebook

by Rob Jones World of Words (WOW) is a non-profit, social enterprise with a management committee, policies and a constitution (backed by Interlink and Business in Focus). In 2009 Only Boys Allowed (OBA) began via the Read a Million Words quest to improve literacy amongst boys. The success of OBA led to an Only Girls […]

A look back to the early days

The start of the non-profit World of Words project was preceded by Only Boys Allowed and the coverage garnered from that programme included articles in an array of publications e.g. The Western Mail (pictured), South Wales Echo, Rhondda Leader, Pontypridd Observer, WJEC magazine, Cardiff Times and both Wales and Swansea City football programmes among others. […]

South Wales Property Investors and Letti...

Thanks to for their annual support. This celebrated Treorchy business has become a friend of World of Words and we are ever so grateful to receive such acclaimed backing from a recognised business. It is a massive round of applause to: South Wales Property Investors and Lettings Long may you be a comrade to World of […]

World of Words in the outside world

World of Words has performed literacy sessions in a variety of venues, including: Schools, libraries, a community centre, a theatre, a bushcraft centre and outdoors in the Treherbert woods (as shown in the photograph). If anyone wants World of Words to run a storytelling session after the successful gathering in the Cwmsaebren area then let’s […]

Mark Dorey visits

World of Words has organised for children’s author Mark Dorey to make several visits to its partner schools and the writings of this talented writer have been extremely popular. Mark has displayed his skills and as a result has even managed to sell a number of his books such as has been his success with […]

Paul and John Matthews

Paul and John Matthews have visited several schools on the back of a friendship with World of Words. Paul and his dad John have been incredible guests and the children have engaged with their visitors with a series of questions. Paul was born without eyes but his life achievements have been immense considering the extra […]


The fundraising challenges associated with creating capital to run World of Words continue and so many stones have been overturned in the quest to accumulate revenue. There has been school sessions, after schools clubs, a skydive, adult literacy classes, the Cultural Chapter get-togethers, a cycle ride from Toulouse to Tonypandy, a 10 km swim, a […]

Rhondda writer

Sarah Phelps is a Rhondda PCSO and also a talented children’s novelist. Her ever growing catalogue of stories have proven to be a hit with WOW children across the years. In her own free time Sarah has dedicated herself to the well-being of local kids with visits to an array of WOW partner schools. She […]