International Literacy Day (ILD) is celebrated every year on September 8, since the year 1967. The celebrations have taken place around the globe as a reminder to the public of the significance of literacy. Literacy is a matter of dignity and human rights, and people need to work for an advanced literacy agenda to form a more literate and sustainable society.

ILD 2020 concentrates on “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond,” and as the theme suggests, people from around the world, working gradually towards better education. Online classes are the best example of the present situation.

On this ILD, let’s check what people, organizations, and top leaders around the world have said.

  • “Literacy will pave our way towards development. A literate person not only contributes to the growth of their family & society but to the entire nation.” – Western Railway on its Twitter Handle @WesternRly
  • “This #InternationalLiteracyDay, we recognize teachers and parents for the profound role they are playing in education during this COVID 19 season.” – Wangari Maathai Foundation, Twitter handle – @WangariMaathai
  • “Education is the only solution. One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai (@Malala) at UN Women (UN_Women)
  • “International Literacy Day 2020 focuses on “LITERACY TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND BEYOND,” especially on the role of educators and changing pedagogies. The theme highlights literacy learning in a lifelong learning perspective mainly focuses on youth & adults.” – Education Sustainability volunteers (ESV) -Twitter Handle – @education_esv

Education is the fundamental human right, and if you get an opportunity to help someone in getting an education, then don’t think twice. The world needs more helping hands. The more people will get educated, the more our world will become a better place. 

Keep learning, keep educating, and keep smiling!


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