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Celebrate International Literacy Day
Illiteracy is a fundamental problem that perpetuates generations of people to live in poverty. Yet, 796 million people around the world cannot read or write (UNESCO). In India alone, half of the child population – or 100 million children – cannot read at an age-appropriate level.
Do you believe that strengthening children’s education can help secure their future? Do you believe that every child should be in school and learning well?
In honor of International Literacy Day (September 8, 2012), join us on declaring the importance of education in a child’s life.
Here’s how you can help:
From August 27 to September 8, make an impact in the following ways.
Follow us on Twitter and tweet your support of International Literacy Day:
Have more to say about education? Use the Twitter hashtag #IntlLitDay.
Share these badges on your Facebook wall, blog, website, or by email. Declare your support for strengthening education.
Follow the campaign on Facebook and discuss why literacy and education are important to you.
Share Your Story
So many of our volunteers and donors have wonderful stories to tell about helping kids with their education, fundraising for us, and sharing their experiences visiting a Pratham site in India. We want to hear from you. Submit your story.