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International Literacy Day


International Literacy Day

No re-blog today…

Folks in places like Australia have already begun celebrating International Literacy Day

I’m publishing this at the very beginning of September 8th in the USA…

UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization },whose motto is “Building peace in the minds of men and women”, has a special celebratory place for its Theme for International Literacy Day“integrated approaches that simultaneously can support the development of literacy and skills, to ultimately improve people’s life and work and contribute to equitable and sustainable societies.”

Do check out “Literacy and Skills Development“………
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Creating a Literate World


Worldreader

“Literacy is transformative: it increases earning potential, decreases inequality, improves health outcomes and breaks the cycle of poverty.”
UNESCO

Just in case you didn’t know, UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, based in Paris, France.

And, they organize World Book Day (held April 23 in some places…)

Amazon is jumping in to help three literacy organizations this year:

First Book, Room to Read, and Worldreader

I’ve never written about the first two; but, this makes the 10th post about Worldreader (to read them all, click here…)

I got an email today from Worldreader about a new program they’re kicking off on Sunday, April 23rd:

Digital Book Drive

If you take that last link you’ll find 6 e-books that you can donate for $1.00 each and have them sent directly to students in Ghana and Kenya

 Oh! You can also decide to send multiple copies of each book to multiple students :-)

It looks like it might be only for folks in the U.S.A.; but, they do accept Dollars, Euros, and Pounds

And, the books (as you’ll see if you take the last link) are stories that take place in the country the students are from

Worldreader is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Barcelona, London and Accra.

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