It’s International Literacy Day – a subject close to my heart.
Grammarly says it best in its blog post, Illiteracy is still a human rights issue:
“Today marks the fifty-first anniversary of International Literacy Day, a holiday that recognizes literacy as ‘a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all.’
Started in 1966 by UNESCO as a day to recognize literacy programs worldwide, this day continues to remind world leaders that universal literacy has not been accomplished. Far from it, in fact: in 2013, the adult (25 or older) literacy rate was 85 percent worldwide, and the population of illiterate adults was 757 million. But why does this number seem so high?”
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