International Literacy Day

Today, on the 8th of September, we are celebrating the International Literacy Day.

These celebrations have taken place every year since 1967 around the world, in order to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society and to remind of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.

Although significant progress has been made within the last years, literacy challenges persist with at least 773 million young people and adults lacking basic literacy skills today.

The COVID-19 crisis has further disrupted the learning of children, young people and adults at an unprecedented scale and has magnified the pre-existing inequalities in access to meaningful literacy learning opportunities.

With the "Access for Out of School Children to Education and Safe Schools in Pakistan" (AcCESS), HOPE’87, with the support of ECHO and the ADA, has therefore set itself the target to provide access to education for more than 195,000 children who do not attend school or are at risk of dropping out.

Take a look at our pictures from students in Pakistan who through the project of HOPE’87 got the opportunity to receive an education for a brighter future and to achieve their dreams!