Today marks the 51st annual International Literacy Day. The event, held September 8 each year, was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a way to promote awareness about and find solutions for illiteracy.
Since its creation in 1966, the day has been celebrated internationally each year. Many organizations, including Phi Kappa Phi, extend the celebration beyond this day to devote the entire month to literacy awareness.
This year’s theme, “Literacy in a Digital World,” takes a closer look at the effects of digital technology on literacy. International Literacy Day aims to highlight the new challenges that arise when learning in a digital world while providing solutions to overcome these barriers.
In honor of this international celebration, we challenge you to join us and other organizations and communities across the globe to raise awareness for literacy. Tell us how you plan to celebrate International Literacy Day with photos and posts on Facebook and Twitter using #PKPLovesLiteracy.