Monday, April 30, 2007

Literacy Initiatives Boost Maternal and Child Health, Say Experts

The Webchat on April 26, 2007 sponsored by UNESCO highlighted the importance of literacy programs on the well-being of adults and children. For instance, Perri Klass, the Medical Director of Reach Out and Read - a literacy initiative in the USA, elaborated on the importance of parents' reading to their children. Anita McBride, Chief of Staff to US First Lady, Laura Bush, highlighted the work UNESCO does in promoting information exchange on best educational practices.

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