International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September, is an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges.
The theme of this year’s International Literacy Day is ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, learn and socialise everywhere. 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.
Just as knowledge, skills and competencies evolve in the digital world, so does what it means to be literate. In order to close the literacy skills gap and reduce inequalities, this year’s International Literacy Day will highlight the challenges and opportunities in promoting literacy in the digital world, a world where, despite progress, at least 750 million adults and 264 million out-of-school children still lack basic literacy skills.
From the information provided above, ABMA Education have worked to ensure that access to our qualification content, resources and personalised support is achievable for every ABMA Education centre, lecturer and learner.
We provide centres access to our online management system ABMA Interactive and provide staff members and learners access to our exclusive FREE Members Area as well as access to our eLibrary.
We understand there are challenges in some areas of the world with internet access but we at ABMA Education continue to try work with our centres on an individual basis to look at alternatives ways to support them.
ABMA Education are also proud to have visited Chamtambe Primary School in Malawi and see first-hand the struggles that these young school children face on a daily basis. We continue to keep in contact and see how the smallest amount of support can much such a difference to them.
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