The theme of the 2015 UNESCO International Literacy prizes is Literacy and Sustainable Societies. There are two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes awarded every year in recognition of excellence and innovation in literacy throughout the world, the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (2 awards) and the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards).
CODE is happy to announce our partner in Mozambique, Associação Progresso, has been awarded the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize for its ‘Literacy in Local Language, a Springboard for Gender Equality’ program, which uses literacy to promote changes in traditional practices that are harmful to women and girls. As well as paying special attention to teaching adults to read and write in a local language, it contributes to increasing the participation of women in local governing bodies, consultative councils and community based institutions in the districts covered by the program.
Happy International Literacy Day!