September 8th, the international literacy day.
This day is founded by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) at 1946, to ensure that literacy remains a priority on national and international agendas. The theme of 2014’s International Literacy Day is:
“literacy and sustainable development”
I, personally, couldn’t agree more as we all know that literacy is the key to a sustainable development being a big power effecting the environment and the surroundings where we all live. Besides, it’s a fondamental human right. It is fully essential to social and human development in its ability to transform lives. For individuals, families, and societies alike, it is an instrument of empowerment to improve one’s health, one’s income, and one’s relationship with the world.
After the saying, unfortunately, there are a lot of people in this world who are still suffering from the fact that they don’t know how to read or how to write yet. That’s true actually. Besides the technological development which where we are today, which we’re proud of, we can not be proud of how much people are still illiterate heretofore. Nowadays, 1 out of 5 people can not read or write. that’s 776 million adults worldwide that can’t write their own name or read a line from a book. A basic right to education that richer countries don’t have to worry about, compared to much poorer places in the Third World.
This is a day of celebration of how much people are becoming able to read and write. It is further, a day of awareness as Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general, said once :
Literacy is a key lever of change and a practical tool of empowerment on each of the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic development, social development and environmental protection.