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From UNESCO: “September 8th was proclaimed as International Literacy Day (ILD) at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on October 26, 1966. Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate...

S is for Syria by Arandeep Degun

Screen Shot 2019 09 20 at 10.50.14 PMAs reported earlier this year in the The Economist“After eight years of civil war, Syria’s education system is a wreck. Nearly three million school-aged children, a third of the total, do not attend classes. That is, in part, because 40% of schools are unusable. Some have been damaged in the fighting; others are being...

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The Role of Oral Literature in Reading Literacy, by Keziah Watatua, American Women's Association of Kenya

What is oral literature? Oral literature is a performed art which in most cases uses spoken words as a medium of communication. Performance plays a vital role in oral literature. Forms of oral literature include songs, oral narratives, oral poetry, riddles and tongue twisters. Myths are a...

Literacy in Saudi Arabia by Hollie Nielsen, American Women of the Eastern Province

SDG 4 states: “Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.” Its Target 4.6 specifically discusses...

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The EdTeam hopes you enjoyed I Believe in ZERO by Caryl M. Stern! We look forward to hearing about your Club's experience as you read and process the important messages in this book. As we roll into our next Target Program cycle with Health as the focus, we hope this book inspires you and your Club, whether on a local or...

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SDG Media Zone during the UN General Assembly 21–27 September 2019

For the fourth year in a row, the SDG Media Zone will bring transformative ideas and change-making initiatives to audiences at the United Nations and around the world. 

During the high-level week, the SDG Media Zone will host impactful, dynamic and in-depth conversations with decision-makers, influencers and media partners...

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