In 1965, UNESCO declared September 8 International Literacy Day.
Schools and organizations around the world have united to raise awareness in the hope that it will bring increased
accessibility to education in developing nations.
The number of children and adults in third world countries who cannot read is staggering.
But I've found you don't have to travel to a third world country to find a lack of literacy. Look at the statistics in your own country. Talk to some of the young people who would rather write in emojis or acronyms than real words. Can they even form a real sentence? Let's put the spotlight on illiteracy as we raise awareness of this genuine problem.
The materials I used for this spread were an old Christmas card, washi tape, and portions of an Italian to English book page. I'd love to share my knowledge of this day with those who can't read or write.
I'm delighted that you joined Bleubeard and me today as we prepare to celebrate International Literacy Day. Please join us at Art Journal Journey where we're celebrating Back to School
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