Imagine you're stood in front of a class of 40+ primary school children. None of them speaks English and you don't speak a word of their native language. You have one textbook, a blackboard and two pieces of chalk. Now, teach!
What does inclusion in education mean? We do think children all over the world deserve an education. We must tailor the way we provide education to encompass children of varying abilities.
UNESCO reports that literacy is also a driver for improved health and nutrition, poverty reduction, and greater life opportunities for communities.
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.
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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