International Literacy Day // Bloggers Unite

International Literacy Day // Bloggers Unite

From the Bloggers Unite site:

Objective:
On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally.
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.

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.

A bit thanks to Georganna Hancock for this link, and this cause.
Join me (Gran) in getting the word out on International Literacy Day, September 8.

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Mom, Grandma, retired social worker, blogger. I love reading fiction of all kinds, and I'm also addicted to television (Netflix, Hulu, Acorn, Amazon video).

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