International Literacy Day

Contest winners announced on International Literacy Day

Miss Slaven, 14, is one of three winners announced by SPC to mark the 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day.

“I love to read because it takes me places.  We need to be obsessed as a nation to teach our children how to read, to minimize poverty and illiteracy.  Let’s make the world a better place,” Miss Slaven wrote in her winning letter.

Literacy for all must stand at the heart of new sustainable development agenda

The United Nations is emphasizing that literacy is essential to reach the newly-proposed Sustainable Development Goal on promoting inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all.

This is the message of International Literacy Day 2015. The Day is celebrated every year on 8 September to “raise the flag for literacy as a human right, as a force for dignity, and as a foundation for cohesive societies and sustainable development,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).