Why International Literacy Day Is Important
If you find yourself perusing the Conscious Magazine website, or any modern day media publication at that, it is more than likely you grew up with a surplus of reading material at your fingertips. I myself had access to the local Public Library just across the street, which was a fixture throughout my adolescence. I had many favorite books and a wild imagination. Needless to say, to discover that there are places in the world without a real privilege of reading at any given time is maddening.
According to InternationalLiteracy.org, approximately 775 million people – 64% of who are women – are functionally illiterate. In other words, they lack the basic reading and writing skills to manage daily living and employment tasks.
Let’s discuss: Why is International Literacy Day important?
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Let’s celebrate: International Literacy Day on September 8, 2015 by joining communities around the globe to act as a united voice in raising awareness for who cannot read or write.