Today is International Literacy Day. International Literacy Day is an effort of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and every year it seeks to highlight to the international community the importance of literacy.
I grew up in a culture that rewards education and I was raised in a home environment that supported learning. I can’t imagine a world where I can’t read. I can’t imagine not being able to read a road sign, follow instructions for taking medicine, confidently sign a rental contract, fill out a job application, pick out canned products from a grocery store, get important news by text or handwritten message, vote, learn to drive, research my rights in papers or on the internet, fact check things that other people told me. [Read more…]