Fifty years ago, UNESCO officially proclaimed September 8th International Literacy Day (ILD) to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies.
We’re proud to say CODE recognized that literacy mattered almost a decade before it became a UNESCO initiative - starting off as donated books program in a church basement and evolving into one of Canada’s leading literacy-focused international development organization.
Much of our success can be attributed to the strong partnerships we have developed over the years. We're particularly proud of the 25 years working alongside two UNESCO-award winning partners: Associação Progresso in Mozambique and The Children’s Book Project in Tanzania.
While reading this please take a moment to reflect on how literacy enhances your life. Together we can make sure every child in the world can learn to read & write.