ATL gets involved in International Literacy Day

September 18, 2017
553 Views

As the world observed International Literacy Day last Friday, Appliance Traders Ltd team members went to Amy Bailey (Model) Basic School on Camp Road in Kingston to read to the students and donate much-needed books and other supplies.

This year the day was celebrated under the theme ‘Literacy in a digital world’. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which organises the celebrations, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, learn and socialise everywhere at record speed.

“They are giving new possibilities to people to improve all areas of their lives including access to information, knowledge management, networking, social services, industrial production, and mode of work. However, those who lack access to digital technologies and the knowledge, skills and competencies required to navigate them, can end up marginalised in increasingly digitally-driven societies. Literacy is one such essential skill.”

The overall aim of the day, UNESCO says, is “to look at what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally mediated societies, and to explore effective literacy policies and programmes that can leverage the opportunities that the digital world provides”.

According to UNESCO, at least 750 million adults and 264 million out-of-school children worldwide still lack basic literacy skills.

You may be interested

The New Cyrus Is All Fired Up!
Videos
shares166 views
Videos
shares166 views

The New Cyrus Is All Fired Up!

Peter Scott - Apr 08, 2019

The new Cyrus is all Fired Up! Can your phone handle the heat? We put #Indestructible to the test on…

Get A Free Gift : $15000+ Over
News
shares289 views
News
shares289 views

Get A Free Gift : $15000+ Over

Peter Scott - Nov 30, 2018

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqzhCo5gSfP/

Panasonic Christmas Cash Back
Promotions
shares444 views
Promotions
shares444 views

Panasonic Christmas Cash Back

Peter Scott - Nov 28, 2018

#SeasonOfSavings 🎄✨Missed our summer specials on air conditioning units? 🎄✨We have a Christmas deal on Panasonic Inverter models! 💰Get up…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.