It's important to make clear that unlike most of the projects that I'm currently involved in, and am likely to be involved in, this is not a geography project.
Statistical literacy is a skill that is required by all students, and would be best taught in all subjects, so that students became aware of the literacy elements that were relevant.
The previous post which refers to the work of Hans Rosling is a reminder that numbers are of vital importance if we want to fully understand the world, and the way that it works.
Which areas of geography are you particularly focussing on at the moment.
Where does statistical literacy come into the work that you are doing ?