International Literacy Day – 8 Sep

Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. Educational opportunities depend on literacy.

Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy.

A good quality basic education equips pupils with literacy skills for life and further learning; literate parents are more likely to send their children to school; literate people are better able to access continuing educational opportunities; and literate societies are better geared to meet pressing development.

Literacy in 2013

MAMA is committed to improving literacy levels for pre-primary and primary aged children, to help empower them and reach their full potential.

Help make your mark!

Children in Timor Leste enjoying the new books from the MAMA Mobile Library.

Children in Timor Leste enjoying the new books from the MAMA Mobile Library.

Girls reading books at the new MAMA Resource Centre in the Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan.

Girls reading books at the new MAMA Resource Centre in the Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan.

Children with MAMA funded textbooks at Sishemo Education Trust in Zambia.

Children with MAMA funded textbooks at Sishemo Education Trust in Zambia.

Girls using the resources at the MAMA Resource Centre in Hope House, Kabul.

Girls using the resources at the MAMA Resource Centre in Hope House, Kabul.

 

 

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