In September, we celebrate International Literacy Day, Sept. 8,
National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, Sept. 20-26
The Adult Literacy Crisis
There are adults in local communities who
read at the lowest levels of literacy.
There many adults who have limited English skills.
They need our help.
When adults learn to read and write, they have the power to transform their lives.
Why Literacy? Why not focus on world health? Or gender equality? Or poverty relief? The answer is simple. To solve all of these socioeconomic problems and more, we must start by building a more literate adult population. Because when individuals the world over learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers, the more likely they are to lift themselves out of poverty, contribute to improved health care costs, and find and keep sustainable employment.
Please donate or volunteer to help improve the lives of your neighbors today.
- See more information about the Adult Literacy Crisis at: http://www.proliteracy.org/the-crisis/overview#sthash.3kGXPB4a.dpuf
Thank you to those who supported the Colonial Cares Fundraiser for The Literacy Connection on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.