All posts tagged with: literacy

The Urgent Need for Adequate Investments in Literacy in Africa

Publicado 8 de septiembre de 2013 no picture Biodun Awosusi

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By ‘Biodun Awosusi United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated September 8th as International Literacy Day in 1946. Since then, the day is set aside to promote literacy and investment in education. Literacy, according to UNESCO, is “a human right, a tool of personal empowerment, and a means for social and human development.” It is about learning to read and write. Value of Literacy Literacy is a fundamental human right and the bedrock of lif...


Kerala - A Success Story

Publicado 11 de febrero de 2014 no picture Shruti Venkat_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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In India, Kerala has the second highest literacy rate after Tripura, being 93.91%. In the 1980s, Kerala with all its coconut and palm trees had a literacy rate almost equal to The United States which had skyscrapers and well-developed industries. Isn't it remarkable? Anthropologist Bill McKibben says "Though Kerala is mostly a land of paddy-covered plains, statistically Kerala stands out as the Mount Everest of social development; there's truly no place like it." Here's wha...