Date :October 4, 2021
International Literacy Day
The Foundation celebrated International World Literacy Month with lots of advocacy work on the importance of education and why society should empower kids to read. Echoing President Nelson Mandela’s words, the Foundation also believes that indeed – “Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world.”
International Literacy Month takes place in September every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our own local communities as well as globally. International Literacy Day was founded by proclamation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, in 1966 “to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.” International Literacy Day brings ownership of the challenges of illiteracy back home to local communities where literacy begins, one person at a time.