"On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally".
This is scary: "Some 774 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 72.1 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out."
"September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world." [Bloggersunite]
Wendy Lee has kindly asked to write a post about her Books for Cameroon project in honor of International Literacy Day. I believe I can help her cause by directing my friends attention to this pressing matter. Wendy is a Peace Corps volunteer serving in Cameroon, West Africa.
Books For Cameroon | Peace Corps - is aiming to bring 30 bilingual (French & English) libraries throughout regions of Cameroon.
"Participating schools will incorporate the donated books into the teaching curriculum and devise a plan to encourage and instill a love for reading among students. Volunteers will monitor the functionality of the libraries after the books are delivered to ensure effective usage."