Today In Fact, 8 September

To be able to read and write opens the doors to learning and culture. Opens the mind and allows for communication across generations.

Today is International Literacy Day and if you are reading this you are not one of the 775 million people who lack any basic literacy.

Three countries in Africa have the lowest levels of literacy in the world; Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali. All countries in Francophone Africa.

UNESCO has proved a clear connection between illiteracy and countries in severe poverty, and between illiteracy and prejudice against women.

– Posted by Douglas Racionzer ( serendipiday.blogspot.com )