SISVG celebrates  International Literacy Day
September 20, 2013

SISVG celebrates International Literacy Day

Soroptimist International St Vincent and the Grenadines (SISVG) celebrated International Literacy Day by continuing their support to Education and Literacy for all.{{more}}

“It is our goal to fill as many libraries as we can to enable each child the opportunity to read, to learn, and to build a brighter future for us all,” a release from SISVG said.

September 12, 2013 was a very important and special day for the principal and students of the Bequia Anglican Primary School, as SISVG, in collaboration with UNESCO, donated books to their library to mark International Literacy Day, September 8, 2013.

This year’s International Literacy Day is dedicated to “literacies for the 21st century” to highlight the need to realise “basic literacy skills for all,” as well as equip everyone with more advanced literacy skills, as part of lifelong learning. Literacy is much more than an educational priority – it is the ultimate investment in the future and the first step towards all the new forms of literacy required in the twenty-first century.

“We wish to see a century where every child is able to read and to use this skill to gain autonomy,” the release said.