Thursday, September 08, 2011

International Literacy Day

On the 17th of November 1965, UNESCO proclaimed September 8th as International Literacy Day. The idea behind it is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

Literacy is a very important factor when it comes to human development and economic growth. However, according to data from 2009, there are about 793 million adults around the world who lack even the basic reading and writing skills. From this, two thirds are women.

Knowledge is empowering, more so than money. Sadly, these days it feels like it’s the other way around. However, as long as you have knowledge you can make something out of yourself.

Knowledge rules!!! :)

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