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International Literacy Day

Posted on September 01, 2014 by Fancy Dress Ball

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September 8th is International Literacy Day.

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UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day for forty years now.

The aim of the day is to remind people that literacy is a basic human right, and the foundation of all learning.

Screenshot 2014-08-29 at 15.08.42This year’s celebration will be hosted by Bangladesh in its capital city, Dhaka.

Literacy rates across Bangladesh are as low as 40%; with over 40 different languages being spoken there, it’s difficult to educate so many different communities.

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Literacy is really important, and something that can truly change lives.

Why not celebrate International Literacy Day this year by making it fun? Dress up as a character from your favourite book, and do lots of book-related activities with your children!

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Why not visit your local library? There is usually lots to do there!

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