In a speech once given on International Literacy Day, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, succinctly summed up it up as:
'Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realise his or her full potential.'
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Alternatively you may wish to support our current literacy project (Helping with literacy in UK prisons) and you can do so via this link www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/helping-with-literacy-in-uk-prisons