Imagine being cut off from the world around you — unable to read a contract or count your pay, to read the newspaper or write an email. Imagine a community where the majority of citizens are unable to find decent work to support their families.
Literacy is the foundation of sustainable development. Individuals are empowered to participate in their community’s economic, social and political life. The community benefits from the ideas and contributions of all its members. A literate society can more ably tackle its challenges — from poverty and health, to crime and exclusion, to natural disasters.
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