This week The International Literacy Day 2016 was celebrated. The theme for this year was: Reading the Past, Writing the Future.
It was 50 years ago that the International Literacy Day was launched, when education ministers from various countries met in Tehran, Iran and decided to make an effort to overcome illiteracy.
During this year’s celebration of International Literacy Day, which mainly took place in Paris, the initiative Global Allicance for Literacy (GAL) was launched. An initiative to gather stakeholders to make a joint investment in literacy as a human right to enable lifelong learning.
If you want to read about various investments made in the field, you can read here about different prizes distributed during the International Literacy Day. If you look at the statistics there is still a lot of work to be done! In the film clip below children in Djibouti talk about their views on education.