International Literacy Day, observed annually on September 8, focuses attention on worldwide literacy needs. More than 774 million of the world’s adults (nearly two-thirds of whom are women) do not know how to read or write, and roughly 123 million children lack those same skills, and are often denied any access to education.
This year, the International Reading Association has adopted the theme “Invent Your Future.” Our goal? To help shine a light on the crucial literacy skills that prime students for success in school, work, and life.
Download our 2013 ILD event kit, full of classroom ideas for students ages 5–15+.
To increase participation from schools, libraries, organizations, and corporations, IRA will observe International Literacy Day on Monday, September 9, 2013, and continue the celebration throughout the month of September.
- International Literacy Day Infographic (flvssocialmedia.wordpress.com)
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- The Asia Foundation and Room to Read Announce Partnership to Expand Access to Local Language Children’s Books Across Developing Asia (prweb.com)