Friday, September 14, 2012

American Corner-Manila celebrates International Literacy Day



In the words of UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, “Education brings sustainability to all the development goals, and literacy is the foundation of all learning.  It provides individuals with the skills to understand the world and shape it, to participate in democratic processes and have a voice, and also to strengthen their cultural identity.”

Literacy, indeed, is the foundation of all learning.  It equips us with the essential skills needed for life.  With an army of educated people, our society can definitely meet the demands of these generations’ pressing needs for development.

As we continue to affirm our commitment to contribute and support the educational needs of our community, American Corner-Manila in partnership with the Center for Social Concern and Action organized an outreach activity on the 10th of September 2012.  Joining us in celebrating the day were the parents and children from Brgy. 704, Zone 77 of Malate, Manila.