Illiteracy

Akua is 43 and speaks a minority language. She never attended school and cannot read or write her language and does not speak the national language of her country. Her illiteracy forces dependency on others and keeps her from achieving her potential.

ILAD promotes mother-tongue literacy by offering free of charge classes to adult women who wish to become literate in their language. UNESCO states that “appropriate language education is fundamental to enable learners to benefit from quality education, learn through life, and have access to information”. UNESCO reaffirmed the crucial necessity of mother tongue instruction to enhance global citizenship, a key target for the post-2015 agenda that aims to encourage every child, teenager and adult to act locally and globally for a sustainable, peaceful and inclusive society.

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