International Literacy Day celebrated in Karachi

September 10, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Literacy helps to cross an individual from misery to hope and finally to the road to success. It’s a tool to improve the standard of living and utilizing the potential, said Kiran Zubair, Project Coordinator, Idara-e-Taleem O Aagahi (ITA).

The International Literacy Day was celebrated in Korangi, Karachi on the theme “Literacy and Sustainable Development”.

In line with the theme for this year’s International Literacy Day, ITA in collaboration with the partner schools celebrated the International Literacy Day in the city under the banner “Provide Education and Safe Schools in Emergencies”.

Art, debates and essay competition were held in all primary schools, debates and essay competitions in middle and high schools. Education walks near the local MNA’s offices were also held near placed by school children, teachers and ITA team members in order to highlight the significance of the day and literacy importance.

Post card campaign was carried out in all literacy centers of Korangi. The cards were filled out by school children and community members in order to pledge allegiance to literacy and education for all under the upcoming deadline for the MDGs. ITA hopes to reach a figure of 20,000 cards addressed to the president, prime minister, all chief ministers of provinces and education ministers of province as an appeal to address the urgent education emergency.

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