Each year, International Literacy Day highlights the status of
literacy and adult learning globally. There are now almost 4 billion
literate people in the world, but universal literacy remains an elusive
target. One in six adults is still not literate and more than 67 million
children are out-of-school.
In 1965 the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) declared September 8 as International Literacy
Day. It has been observed every year since 1966. This year’s worldwide
celebration will focus on the link between literacy and peace. Find out
ways that you can help and learn more about this day.
Wow I didn't realize that studies showed 67million kids aren't in school. That would explain alot.