Thursday, September 5, 2013
Did you know that more than 795 million people in the world today cannot read or write? That’s one out of every five adults including roughly 123 million children. As a way to promote awareness around the issue of illiteracy, the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) created International Literacy Day in 1965. Since then, the day has been celebrated internationally on September 8 each year.
Many organizations, including Phi Kappa Phi, extend the celebration beyond September 8 and devote the entire month to literacy awareness.
In honor of International Literacy Day (this Sunday!), here are some ways you can celebrate literacy on your campus and in your community.
Tell us how you plan to celebrate International Literacy Day with photos and posts on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #PKPIntlLiteracyDay.