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Literacy

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Literacy

  1. 1. LITERACY Done by Prashantt, Jovin ,Daryl, Xin Zhong, Yu Xin
  2. 2. What we think it means • An individual's ability to read, write, speak in any language, compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family of the individual and in society.'
  3. 3. Why is it important? • .Being able to read allows two people to understand each other. It opens up the whole world to a person when they can read. Imagine a world where you could not read books, look anything up on the internet, read a simple street sign or even form your own opinions and thoughts. This is the world that illiterate people live in everyday. Think about all of the people in the world who are important and have made a difference. Now imagine those same people if they had never learned to read. Where would they be in life?
  4. 4. What are the main causes of illiteracy? • Gender Bias Since ancient times, the male child has always been prodded into education while the female child is expected to remain at home and assist in housework. No need was seen to educate her. Such abominable biases and beliefs have restricted the growth of literacy and sharply skewed the ratio of literate females to males in the country. Such a lopsided statistic in nationwide education is bound to have a dramatically negative impact on society and productivity. • Poverty A huge portion of the world’s population lies below the National Poverty Line, which indicates that they do not have access to basic requirements of essential commodities, including food and water, for themselves or their families. If you do not even have enough to eat, how can you dream of going to a school? These families earn barely enough to feed their children one square meal a day. Education is a luxury they cannot afford. Unlike speaking, reading and writing cannot be learnt on your own. You have to be taught, or have to follow someone very closely. And that costs money. Poor families don’t have that kind of money. The vicious circle of poverty stands like an evil ring of fire between the society and its education.
  5. 5. • Emigration of Educated Individuals Emigration is a steadily increasing phenomenon in today’s globalized world. Many foreigners are working abroad in search of more opportunities. Many such individuals decide to settle overseas on account of better working conditions and higher compensations,or to acquire greater living standards by exposing themselves to new cultures. The outflux of such educated individuals creates a negative impact on the literacy rates of our country, lowering it further. The well-educated and professionally successful class of workers are also the ones who own the finances involved in such migration. The illiterate masses who often lack the means to educate themselves obviously cannot dream of shifting to another country to do so. Hence, as far as national literacy is concerned, emigration of educated individuals is detrimental to the improvement of educational statistics in the country.
  6. 6. Organizations who are concerned • Unicef • • • • • UNICEF, United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund, changed its name in 1953, to United Nations Childrens Fund. Their purpose is to provide quality childhood development and education to children of all nations. UNICEF has decided the following 5 areas as priority or main areas: Young Child Survival and Development Primary Education and Gender Equality Child protection HIV/AIDS Early childhood
  7. 7. Acts of kindness • BB Learning Centre (Cambodia) - In 2003, The Boys' Brigade began its long-term project to establish the BB Learning Centre, located in Prayut Village, Puok Commune, Puok District, Siem Reap Province Cambodia. The Boys' Brigade has since began the construction of the Learning Centre, equipped with classrooms, a library, basic sanitation and accommodation facilities and generator to supply the Centre with electricity. • BB Learning Centre (Cambodia) - In 2003, The Boys' Brigade began its long-term project to establish the BB Learning Centre, located in Prayut Village, Puok Commune, Puok District, Siem Reap Province Cambodia. The Boys' Brigade has since began the construction of the Learning Centre, equipped with classrooms, a library, basic sanitation and accommodation facilities and generator to supply the Centre with electricity.
  8. 8. Credits • http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF • http://answers.ask.com/science/psychology/ why_is_literacy_so_important • http://bb.valuesventure.com/LearnResources. aspx • Google images
  9. 9. THANK YOU

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