Global Literacy is Everyone’s Concern

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Global literacy rates are improving but when Grammarly gathered the latest literary statistics from around the world to celebrate International Literacy Day (8th September), I must admit to being surprised.  Literacy is more than a lack of reading skills, it’s a clear predictor of poverty, illness and disempowerment.

There are more than 757 million adults who cannot read or write a simple sentence.

When I read Grammarly’s infographic (which I’m sharing today), I immediately thought of a character from one of Mandy Baggot’s novel …Yan! from Truly Madly Greekly.  Mandy portrayed this sensitively and I have to admit, made me feel protective.

Literacy Day

Having been taught to read and write by my mum before I even started school, it’s reading statistics like this that make me realise how truly blessed I am to live in a world that for me, is enriched by the written word.

Thanks to Grammarly for providing the infographic.

Family comes first! I'm married with two son's in their 20's and have a little more time now to follow my passions. I love my role as an Inclusion Lead in KS2 and I'm passionate about early help. I'm a member of Bournemouth's Early Help Operational Board working alongside others to instigate change and growth. I'm also passionate about my love of reading, being out in nature and creating with crochet. I've been blogging for eight years at Jera's Jamboree.

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