We are lucky here in Australia. Our education system is far from perfect but sometimes we see something that puts things into perspective. International Literacy Day 2013 was on Sunday, September 8th and this infographic was released recently by UNESCO. It reinforces just how precious education is and how many people around the world still don’t have a basic education as their given right. As our new government seeks to cut back foreign aid so many people in the world need our help.
It has been shown in research that literacy plays an important part in countries/people achieving a more sustainable future and that knowledge can help combat poverty and improve people’s livelihoods. If we can assist people in developing their literacy level then we are helping them become more independent from us.
UNESCO Institute for statistics