John Rogers Published 4:20 p.m. ET May 16, 2019

LOS ANGELES — A California company founded by game-developer parents who wanted to help their special-needs son is sharing a $10 million XPRIZE award with a London-based educational nonprofit for programs created to teach illiterate children how to teach themselves to read.

The Berkeley-based and London’s educational nonprofit were declared co-winners of the XPRIZE For Global Learning at a presentation Wednesday night.

Kitkit School CEO Sooinn Lee, third from right, and Chief Engineer, Gunho Lee, second from left, receive the XPRIZE for Children’s Literacy from XPRIZE Founder and Executive Chairman, Peter Diamandis, far left, Telsa CEO Elon Musk, third from left, XPRIZE CEO Anousheh Ansari, second from right, and Executive Director Emily Church, far