Monday, 8 September 2014

International Literacy Day

The 8th September 2014 marks the celebration of International Literacy Day. UNESCO has decided that this year, the theme is 'Literacy and Sustainable Development'.

Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. Educational opportunities depend on literacy.

Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy. There are good reasons why literacy is at the core of Education for All (EFA).