Today is International Literacy Day!

Every year, on September 8, The United Nation’s International Literacy Day shines a light on global literacy need as it promotes the significance of literacy by raises awareness about the literacy issues in the world.

Activities held on this day raise awareness of different issues within certain communities. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its partners emphasize on economic, environmental, gender, health, and peace issues as these all directly affect literacy.

There are many ways to celebrate International Literacy Day. People write news reports to spread the word, some create day projects about literacy and reading associations hold workshops including technology and literature that are promoted by various organizations. International Day of Literacy is UN’s observance day, however, it is not a public holiday.

We at Niagara Foundation hope you will remember the importance of literacy and education today on International Literacy Day!

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