Literacy is a human right.
How many people worldwide cannot read or write? (More than one correct answer)
260 million people
776 million people
16% of the world's population
12% of the world's population
2/3 of all illiterate people are men.
Which country has the highest number of illiterate adults?
What keeps children out of school? (More than one correct answer)
What percentage of children worldwide do not go to school?
People who can read are less likely to...
Live by the sea
Have a happy family
Get into accidents or get diseases
Literate populations are more likely to practice their civil rights and engage in the democratic process.
Access to books boosts academic achievement regardless of income.
How can we change the destiny of illiterate children? (More than one correct answer)
Re-direct military spend to education
Encourage gender equality
Limit education to those who want it
Engage people in meaningful social processes