Literacy is all about being able to read, write and understand. If you are literate, you know what written or printed text or numbers mean.
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2015, approximately 757 million adults around the world were illiterate and two-thirds of them (504 million) were women.
The theme for International Literacy Day this year is ‘Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies’. UNESCO aims for this day to remind people everywhere that literacy is a human right and is the key to a basic education for everyone.
To celebrate International Literacy Day in college, there is a ‘Book Review’ competition. Students can complete a review about a book they have read to enter the prize draw, the winning entry will receive a goody bag including a book and some bookish goodies.