UNESCO 8th September.
World Literacy Day 2021 will be celebrated today on September 8 across the world. This day is celebrated to mark the importance of literacy and to remind that literacy is a good thing . The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) declared September 8 as International Literacy Day in 1966.
According to United Nations Educational, scientific and cultural organizations(UNESCO), over 775 million young adults all over the world lack literacy skills, knowledge and attitude today. This year's celebration will be meant to provide an initiative that will spread awareness to be literate and curb the literacy related problems. Also, literacy is a key component of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
With that in mind, This year's theme for World Literacy Day according to various reports it will be “Literacy for a human centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”. Theme for 2021 is set to create more awareness among the people regarding digital literacy. As the COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed the learning process, it has increased the divide of knowledge among the citizens causing further attention to be sought to deal with this crisis that is sweeping across the globe.
Furthermore, UNESCO will be conducting a live webinar conference to celebrate the World Literacy Day 2021. According to UNESCO, the theme for 2021 will explore how literacy can contribute to building a solid foundation for a human-centred recovery, with a special focus on the digital skills required by non-literate youth and adults. It will also explore what makes technology-enabled literacy learning inclusive and meaningful to leave no one behind. By doing so, the 2021literacy day will be an opportunity to reimagine future literacy teaching and learning, within and beyond the context of the pandemic.
Literacy should be spearheaded as a way of enlightening everyone in the world to live ignorance free life. This kind of initiative is well welcomed if it's impact will be felt not just conferencing every year on September 8th.
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