International literacy day

Tuesday 8 September, we celebrate the International Literacy Day (ILD).

As we can read on UNESCO website, the Day, which was proclaimed for the first time in 1966, reminds the international community of the importance of literacy ” as a matter of dignity and human rights” and “the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies”. Today, despite the progress made, there are more than 770 million adults worldwide lacking basic literacy skills.

The thematic of ILD 2020 is “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”, with a focus on the role of educators and changing pedagogies. The event provides the opportunity to reflect on and discuss how innovative and effective pedagogies and teaching methodologies can be used in youth and adult literacy programmes to face the pandemic.