Today is World Literacy Day

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has proclaimed 8th of September as International Literacy Day since 1966. This year, the International Literacy Day celebration will shine a light on the need of bridging the digital divide. The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital and remote learning solutions to relieve the effects on the 90% of the world’s students affected by school closures. According to the United Nations, 773 million adults and youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills. The number of children and adolescents without reading and minimum proficiency levels is 617 million. Literacy has also become an important factor in the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

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