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.

I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.

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