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Happy International Literacy Day!!

Posted on: September 8, 2009

Today is International Literacy Day, recognized as such since 1965.  Amazing to think of literacy on such a large scale – what can we do?  Read ourselves, read to those around us and encourage reading in others! 

Here are some great websites and info for you about international literacy:

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/219574/international-literacy-day-the-power-literacy

“Today one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women while 75 million children are out of school.

Since its foundation in 1946, UNESCO has been at the forefront of global literacy efforts and is dedicated to keeping literacy high on national, regional and international agendas. However, with some 776 million adults lacking minimum literacy skills, literacy for all remains an elusive target.

UNESCO’s literacy programmes aim to create a literate world and promote literacy for all.”
posted from http://www.unesco.org/en/literacy

Have you read a book to a child yet today?  Now is a good time to do that!  🙂

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