International Literacy Day, observed September 8 , focuses attention on worldwide literacy issues and needs. It is estimated that 860 million of the world’s adults do not know how to read or write (nearly two-thirds of whom are women) and that more than 100 million children lack access to education.[Reading.org]
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And as a side to this, here is an article about the decline of biblical literacy and a reason it is related to the international holiday:" Biblical illiteracy may also be part of a general malaise in education.
"It's a dumbed-down society," Eikenberry said. "Literacy in general has
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
International Literacy Day