Introduction of International Literacy Day
September 8 since 1967, this day reminds us all about literacy matters. The day found by United Nations Educational Scientists and Cultural Organizations to be called UNESCO. Before it's invented, illiteracy was a big challenge, mostly in rural areas that involved local communities. First, we should know what literacy is? As a given source, the state of being educated, who can read and write. Now also the problem is not fully reduced but somewhat overcome as compared to back in the early 1900s. Being literate nowadays a high-priority for every person.
Surviving without education is one of the most terrible things in today's world. Mainly we are aware of society, community, or individuals that how literacy could affect your life. If the cause of illiteracy went down to zero, the literacy rate would bring drastic change to the whole nation. People change their way of thinking after being literate and spreading the importance of education. The basic currency of knowledge is literacy. It's a powerful weapon that helps people in different ways instead of harming them. Learning how to write and read is one step away from success. This day makes people aware of the necessity of literacy to live a life.
History of International Literacy Day
Modern day life for an illiterate person is the same as hell. In 1965, International literacy day was held and discussed at a conference of the minister of education for the elimination of illiteracy; it was held in the state of Iran known as Tehran. One year later, UNESCO announced September 8 as a date to celebrate International literacy day and gave a speech on the importance of literacy and that you should make an effort towards promoting it in society. Back in 1967, the first time, it was celebrated differently in different places like in government, school, and other communities. They conduct the curriculum activities to focus on effective ways to be literate. A critical case of illiteracy was raised in 1990 at a conference in Jomitein, Thailand. Incheon declaration at United Nations sustainable development Goals by leaders of the educational forum which was the Republic of Korea, this all happened in 2015. But after consecutive years, technology was digitized, so point out skills that are compulsory in this digitalized world. This all since 1965till present date there are going on some alternative changes to conquer the problem of illiteracy. There are many ways to grow your world, and one of them is literacy.
Significance of International Literacy Day
Literacy is an important factor for the growth and development of a nation. It's a key component of the United Nations sustainable development Goals as mentioned earlier. Their goal is to educate as many youths as they can to achieve numeracy in the world. Lack of these skills in adults can be a problem for them, and though it can affect the rate of literacy. An opportunity for a literate person can knock on the door of an illiterate person to educate them. This may be in the form of entrepreneurship. This step towards education is fruitful and essential, and it can also be beneficial in lots of ways.
International Literacy Day 2022 Date
When is International Literacy Day 2022?
International Literacy Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Thursday, September 8.
International Literacy Day dates for the years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026
|When is ...?||Date||Day of the week|
|International Literacy Day 2021||September 8||Wednesday|
|International Literacy Day 2022||September 8||Thursday|
|International Literacy Day 2023||September 8||Friday|
|International Literacy Day 2024||September 8||Sunday|
|International Literacy Day 2025||September 8||Monday|
|International Literacy Day 2026||September 8||Tuesday|
When is International Literacy Day celebrated?
It has been celebrated on September 8 since 1966, the date is the same every year but days have changed by every year. We're together, and that is a big reason to celebrate this day. This day makes us feel proud that we were born on this planet. This problem is challenging, but every problem has a solution to overcome.
How is International Literacy Day celebrated?
World literacy day is celebrated by a selective theme for each year. It has some different concepts that go with the trend of the year. Let's see the timeline of themes in each year :
- 2018: UNEVOC international company decided to join the celebration party of International literacy day that continues to highlight effective ways to improve literacy rate. The theme for the year was "Literacy and skill development".
- 2019: Themed names as " Literacy and multilingual " Literate in the world are distributed unevenly. They try to embrace to make more of linguistic diversity; there are 7000 diverse languages in the world used in society that should grow widely that's why theme to become like this.
- 2020 : Epidemic year has a specific theme that has something to do with coronavirus, so the theme was "Literacy for human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide".
- 2021: In this year, the same theme was there as coronavirus is yet to be over till this year. That's why they didn't change the theme also.
Some countries donate the books to needy ones. In some cases, they give the books to loved ones and form a community for the opening of the library to increase literacy.
Interesting Facts about International Literacy Day
- UNESCO is also responsible for appointing a jury to award international literacy prizes.
- They need to catch attention on this topic worldwide.
- The United Nations average 800 million adults are not able to write and also not able to read. Two-third of these numbers are women.
- One hundred thirty million don't know the term literacy.
- On international literacy day, organizations and countries throughout the world promote literacy and commit individuals that they will be literate.
- It's the right of humans to be literate.
- The day is the observance of how many are literate and illiterate.
- In 2018, they celebrated 52nd anniversary of UNESCO on September 8 since 1967.
- They arrange conferences to explore illiteracy skills to overcome.
- Still, 750 million adults are facing the problem of illiteracy that most of them are. Women.
- UNESCO logo is only material use to promote literacy.
- Nearly 4 billion people are literate, which is increasing day by day.
- Children do not attend school in which they are irregular or drop out. This increases the illiteracy rate of youths.
- The Assembly has formed a plan of action for decades, and they decide activities that can be taken by UNESCO.
- Literacy is part of education, not an end nor a beginning.
It's an initiative that people need to understand the importance of literacy. UNESCO tries to draw attention to efforts made by them that increase the literacy rate at an incredible level. Some of them form communities to promote literacy and form organizations to spread awareness.