Monday, 8 September 2014

International Literacy Day

"(...) adult education has a vital role to play, because it allows us to address gaps in primary education, (...) and it also enables us to establish fair and equal opportunities between countries and contintents, and also between individuals (...)"
Jacques Delors

774 million young people and adults cannot read or write, two-thirds of them are women (via).The  Education for All (EFA) movement is a global commitment to provide quality basic education for all children, youth and adults. At the World Education Forum (Dakar, 2000), 164 governments pledged to achieve EFA and identified six goals to be met by 2015. Governments, development agencies, civil society and the private sector are working together to reach the EFA goals (literally via).

photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt (1959) via and via