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Feb. 1 - WORLD READ ALOUD DAY: Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people all around the globe read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Why is World Rad Aloud Day important? Check out the following Global Literacy Statistics:
receive daily read alouds regardless of parental income, education level or cultural
background (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research).
basic reading and writing skills (UNESCO).
of the male literacy rate in the same time period (UNESCO).
Northern Africa, youth literacy rate (91%) is almost three times as high as the elderly
literacy rate (32%) (UNESCO).
has remained virtually steady at 63 to 64% (UNESCO).
three out of five youths lacking basic reading and writing skills are young women
out of poverty (World Literacy Foundation).
fewer chances to fully exercise their civil rights (UNESCO).
than a child born to an illiterate woman (UNESCO).
25% more income, and she will produce a smaller, healthier family (UNESCO).
Foundation, World Literacy. “World Literacy Foundation.” World Literacy Foundation, World Literacy Foundation Https://Worldliteracyfoundation.org/Wp-Content/Uploads/2015/09/WLF-LOGO-Web-300x300.Png, 5 Dec. 2017, worldliteracyfoundation.org/.
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, 2016.
UNESCO. “Literacy.” UNESCO UIS, 17 Jan. 2018, uis.unesco.org/en/topic/literacy.