International Literacy Day !

To celebrate International Literacy Day I share with you a picture of one of my South African students working on our class poem  ” This Is South Africa”.

I fell in love with reading and writing at a young age and the power of language continues to amaze me. It allowed for 3 Americans , and 9 South African poets and writers to come together and make art.

Literacy bridges cultures and appreciation for the arts. It allows for us to live our daily lives  , it is allowing you to read this right now !

Early literacy continues to be an are for improvement in many Latin American countries. USAID reported in 2012 that , “UNESCO tests indicate that more than 1/3 of third graders cannot read at grade level.  By the time these students reach the 6th grade,  20% will still be functionally illiterate.”

Today let’s celebrate the spread of literacy world wide but also remember that work is not done .

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