Literacy is a basis for lifelong learning and plays a crucial role in further learning.
September 8th was proclaimed as International Literacy Day (ILD) at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on 26 October 1966.
This year’s theme is ‘Literacy and skills development’. Focusing on youth and adults within the lifelong learning framework, the effective linkages between literacy and skills will be explored. For ILD 2018, ‘skills’ means knowledge, skills, and competencies required for employment, careers, and livelihoods, particularly technical and vocational skills, along with transferable skills and digital skills.
As The NGO World (TNW) strongly support and working towards SDGs, TNW as co-host of the event being organized by Punjab Literacy department, Ministry of Education at Rawalpindi Arts Council. Almost 400+ students of non-formal education centers have participated. Officials from District Literacy and Non-Formal education department, NFE center supervisors, NGOs representatives, and community member have also participated.
Mr. Sajjad Nayyer, The NGO World, emphasized on SDGs #4. He further shared the upcoming global SDGs week from 22-29 September. He highlighted the role and importance of civil society, government officials and community to make SDGs to be achieved within 2030. Its responsibility of each citizen of Pakistan to support and play his role. He especially addressed to young students to know the importance of education and their role as a civic responsibility.
All the Government officials, Politicians, and speakers agreed and assured the support and commitment to achieve SDGs.