Sunday Sep. 8th - International Literacy Day

Everyone, please find at least 2 friends and have each friend find 2 friends, etc etc., we can pass this along. Just think.

Simply ask 2 friends if they can read, if the answer is yes, ask them to repeat your action. If they answered no, take some time and either help them or find someone who can help them.

International Literacy Day is one of the first 'days' declared by the UN, going as far back as 1965. September 8th is the day that seeks to focus public opinion on the major global problem of illiteracy. This is vitally important in least-developed and developing countries where large percentages of the population do not even have basic reading and writing skills. Literacy is seen as a human right, and a means of personal and social development - it makes an essential contribution to wide variety of goals like maintaining peace and promoting democracy, eradicating poverty, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, is the main organization behind the concept of International Literacy Day, and every year it reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally.

According to statistics as of 2011, some 793 million adults still lack minimum literacy skills, nearly two-thirds of whom are women, which means that about one in six adults is still not literate. 67.4 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out. UNESCO provides support to member states of the United Nations to promote literacy in varied ways, from technical expertise, strategic policy-making, capacity-building programs, research, monitoring and evaluation as well as advocacy. International Literacy Day is one small cog in this literacy machine, drawing attention to the plight of millions who are unable to rise out of the depths of extreme poverty, to claim their lives and full potential.


Let's get people reading!
Remember RIF: Reading Is Fundamental!!
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Comments

  • ShadowaceAzShadowaceAz Member Posts: 3,397
    Just a tidbit to add, in case people think this is 100% a joke...

    According to a study conducted in late April by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 32 million adults in the U.S. can't read. That's 14 percent of the population. 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent of high school graduates can't read. Jul 7, 2017
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  • capibaracapibara Member Posts: 5,708
    This remind me that is already time to quit with this game because NML stealth a lot of time to my books!! :#
    "Always be yourself unless you can be a capybara. Then always be a capybara".
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  • ShadowaceAzShadowaceAz Member Posts: 3,397
    @capibara read while you're waiting 4 hours for gas each time. That's a good 8 hours a day you could be reading.

    Tactical strategies count as reading. :smiley:
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