Being literate is important in live, without literacy, you are not inform about yourself and your surroundings.

Today is observed as International Literacy Day, it is a United Nations declared day.
It was proclaimed as International literacy day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.

UNESCO designated the day to address global literacy, and was first held in 1967, since then it became an annual observance.

Aims of the day among others include;
To highlight the importance and value of literacy education for individuals and groups as well as providing benefit.

To raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our local societies, this is to make people aware of the meaning and importance of literacy.

Theme of this year’s observance is “Transforming literacy learning spaces, exploring opportunities and possibilities.

To commemorate with the day NGOs, CSOs and government agencies including schools working for literacy and education engaged themselves in one activity or the other ; including; donating books to low classroom libraries, gift book, emphasise on lending libraries, online education, encourage to start a pen pal program, encourage to make a book mark, encourage to start a journal, and set a special time to let students read through favourite books. These activities are carried out through seminars and workshops to preschool, kindergarten, elementary, training academy etc by stakeholders in education and literacy campaigns to create awareness on the day.

Jumali and MDSCF is partnering with all CSO, NGOs and others in this field to amplify the day.

Happy International literacy day from JTSLTA/MDSCF.

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