Every human whether man or woman, boy or girl, young or old has the right to be empowered to read and write. International Literacy Day celebrated every 8th of September was declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to propound the significance of literacy to individuals and the communities at large.
Literacy is an important aspect of human development and interactions in all spheres, as a fundamental human right, it remains, therefore, the basis for human social development, it provides the opportunity for people to learn skills that will not only help transform their lives but also, in turn, help transform their communities. A community can be easily transformed in several ways when the people living there are literates.
International Literacy Day 2020 has been given the theme; “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”. Marking this year’s literacy day, the focus is being put on how the covid-19 pandemic has affected the continued efforts to educate youths and adults as so many have been struggling to adjust to learning online or via radio or television. This day’s celebration is looking at the teaching methods that can be applied to enhance learning during the period of Covid-19 and beyond.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) celebrates International Literacy Day 2020, we strongly believe that no society can spread the knowledge of peace to her people if their rights to literacy are not duly respected. PEACrEc is calling on Educational institutions, Governments and other stakeholders to employ methods that will assist in educating youths and adults during and post-Covid-19 because literacy is an important factor in building a world of peace.