Updated: Nov 21
Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.
Rapidly changing global context took a new meaning over the past years, hampering the literacy progress and widening inequalities across world regions, countries, and populations. In low- and middle-income countries, the share of 10-year-old children who could not read and understand a simple text with comprehension has increased from 57 per cent in 2019 to an estimated 70 per cent in 2022.
In this context, this year’s International Literacy Day will be celebrated worldwide on 8th September under the theme, ‘Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies’.
Please visit this link to find out how our school will be celebrating International Literacy Day and what is new at our school.