The Sky’s The Limit : Celebrate International Literacy Day #ILD @WorldLiteracy
International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8th each year.The World Literacy Foundation has a campaign to promote literacy by engaging students in meaningful activities within local schools and communities! Find more information below and be sure to sign up by the September 7th deadline!
In 1965, UNESCO declared September 8 to be International Literacy Day. Since this proclamation, schools, communities and organisations have united around the world on this day to raise awareness in the hope that it will enable increased accessibility to education in developing nations.
The World Literacy Foundation’s 2016 campaign ‘The Sky’s The Limit’ is an exciting opportunity to participate in International Literacy Day, and promote the profile of literacy within your school and local community.
This year, the World Literacy Foundation has created an innovative campaign that aims to eliminate the digital divide for students in the developing world, and increase student engagement via an exciting digital learning platform.
Schools are able to sign up until September 7th. Ambassador applications close on August 8th to allow us enough time to review and select successful candidates. Please ensure that you submit your application on time to avoid missing out on this wonderful opportunity.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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