Why does literacy matter? It’s a terribly simple question but the answer is not obvious to everyone. However, to me, the answer is simple… and I will explain it in this equally simple question: if you had the means to help anyone in the world have a good life, and potentially lift them out of poverty or an unfavourable situation, would you?
I’d be quite worried if the answer was no, and I’m going to assume that I’ve received an overwhelming yes from those of you reading this. I think you will have guessed by now that the tool these people need is literacy. Literacy provides people with the freedom to find employment, positively engage in society and intellectually free themselves from the shackles of illiteracy.