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In 1965, UNESCO declared September 8 to be International Literacy Day. Since this proclamation, schools, communities and organisations have united around the world on this day to raise awareness in the hope that it will enable increased accessibility to education in developing nations.
The World Literacy Foundation’s 2016 campaign ‘The Sky’s The Limit’ is an exciting opportunity to participate in International Literacy Day, and promote the profile of literacy within your school and local community.
This year, the World Literacy Foundation has created an innovative campaign that aims to eliminate the digital divide for students in the developing world, and increase student engagement via an exciting digital learning platform.
1 out of 5 people in the world cannot read or write and that is an appalling statistic. As an avid reader, I can’t imagine a world without books. It’s sobering to think how small my world would be without all of the knowledge I’ve gained, the adventures I have taken, the worlds I have visited, and the people I have met through reading. Everybody should have those same opportunities.