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The Kosovo Children’s Hidden Reading Comprehension Crisis

Children in Kosovo face daunting challenges in reading comprehension. The 2015 Kosovo PISA report revealed a low performance of children in reading. Reading is not included as a continuous classroom activity, and there is a lack of books and limited access to school libraries.

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Reading Changes Lives!

Illiteracy has many negative effects on children’s lives as they grow. It impacts their education, and later it prevents them from becoming employed and also endangers patients’ lives. By educating children, these consequences can be avoided.

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Changing Worlds with Words

UNESCO reports that literacy is also a driver for improved health and nutrition, poverty reduction, and greater life opportunities for communities.

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Education Accessibility for All

Literature is no longer related to just a physical book. Using the internet and technology to gain literacy skills is a viable form of education at any age.

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Illiteracy and Unemployment: A Global Crisis!

Getting a job is hard enough. What if you couldn’t read or write? While this may seem unthinkable for many of us, illiteracy and low levels of education are contributing to alarming rates of global unemployment.

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Empowering Through Education

Imagine you had no education and could not read or write. How difficult would your life be? This is the frightening reality for over 750 million adults in the world.

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World Literacy Summit 2020

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A Forgotten Community in the United States

High rates of functional illiteracy among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth are nothing new. Although these figures are largely absent from media coverage and public awareness, their effects are felt socially and economically.

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Two Ways Storytelling Can Change A Child’s World

Storytelling can change children’s lives and make the world a better place as they develop their own ideas and identities. They can contribute their unique sense of self to their communities and the world as they continue to grow.

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The Importance of Health Literacy

We often only associate literacy with reading books or magazines, but there is so much more to it. Health literacy is measured as the degree to which an individual has the skills to comprehend and make informed choices based on the information given regarding their health.

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Reading Enhances Imagination

Imagination can take you to places only you could dream of. It is an important part of life not only for children but also for adults and reading. Discover one of the best ways to foster your imagination.

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Write. Read. Succeed!

September 8th marks International Literacy Day– a day to applaud the progress we have made, and renew our focus on the work that still needs to be done. This year's theme; ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’ reflects the increasing importance of literacy across languages.

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