Celebrating International Literacy Day ● September 8, 2014
Calgary Reads acknowledges International Literacy Day with the release of our new video.
Read Aloud with your children for 15 minutes every day! You and books help build brains and bonds.
A free Read Aloud tip sheet accompanies this video. Download it at calgaryreads.com/read-with-your-children
We thank The Calgary Foundation and Cenovus Energy for their funding support for this video and our expanded resources for parents.
This year’s International Literacy Day will be celebrated worldwide. A main global celebration will take place in Dhaka, where the Government of Bangladesh in cooperation with UNESCO will organize the International Conference on “Girls’ and women’s literacy and education: Foundations for sustainable development and the awarding of UNESCO Literacy Prizes” in support for the UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI). Learn more: unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/literacy-day/#sthash.AZO3II0h.dpuf
Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. Educational opportunities depend on literacy.