EducationGhana| September 3| Kpando To Host 2022 International Literacy Day
Globally, 250 million children including many of the most vulnerable are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills even though half have attended school for at least four years.
September 8 was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on October 26, 1966, at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference.
It was celebrated for the first time in 1967 and recognizes literacy as a human right as well as a cornerstone for development.
The day is always an opportunity for governments, civil society organizations, and other major stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges.
The importance of literacy cannot be overemphasized because a person who lacks vital literacy skills is held back at every stage of their life.
More so, without literacy, children won’t be able to succeed at school, young adults will be locked out of the job market, and parents won’t be able to support their children’s learning.
Evidently, people with low literacy skills may not be able to read a book, a magazine, or even a newspaper. They may also be unable to understand road signs or price labels, make sense of a bus or train timetable, fill out a form, read instructions on medicines, make notes during church services, and use the internet among others.
Low levels of literacy undermine Ghana’s economic competitiveness hence the need for stakeholders to work towards achieving literacy for all.
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Literacy Ambassadors Ghana, as a literacy NGO, Volta Development Forum(VDF), Sanitation And Literacy Ghana (SALG); Stefania Forte Education Foundation, Ghana Library Authority, Kpando District, GNAT, Mass Reading Association( MRA), Akpini Radio, Celltel, Office of the Kpando MP and MCE among others have seen it as a sacred duty and a great need to celebrate this year’s International Literacy Day with pupils, teachers and parents at Kpando Kpodzi E.P Chapel under the theme ” Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces”
The speakers are Mr Mathias Tulasi, CEO of Literacy Ambassadors Ghana, Miss Dzifa Kuda, Headmistress, Kpando Kpodzi E.P JHS, Mr Isaac Kofi Adeti, Kpando District Chairman, GNAT, Mr Jonas Kwashie Lagoh, Assistant Librarian, GHLA Kpando.
The Special Guest of Honour will be Lawyer Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Aide to Former President John Mahama.
The dignitaries are; Hon Della Sowah, MP Kpando Constituency, Hon Geoffrey K. Dagadu, MCE Kpando Municipal Assembly, Dr Prince Kofi Kludjeson, CEO of Celltel/ Board Chairman-Volta Development Forum and Mr. Daniel A. Dzegede, CEO of Volta Development Forum.
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