Thursday, September 03, 2009

UNESCO celebrates the power of literacy, September 8

A visit by Mrs Laura Bush, an awards ceremony and the launch of a touring classroom in a truck form part of UNESCO’s International Literacy Day celebrations in Paris.

This year’s theme, Literacy for Empowerment, highlights the staggering 776 million – or one in five - adults worldwide who still lack basic reading and writing skills. Two thirds of them are women.

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