International Literacy Day

12 September 2022

«7/24. tm», № 37 (120), 12.09. 2022

Acquiring the reading and writing skills is crucial for everyone, as it makes our life much easier and enjoyable. Imagine the situation where you travelled to a foreign country without knowing the local language. If you don’t understand the basic things such as, signs, instructions, documents and packaging, you will find yourself in a difficult situation. This is also true for illiteracy, as without the ability to read and write, we might feel quite powerless to cope with the daily situations and challenges. Illiteracy is a major problem around the world. To acknowledge the huge efforts of people working in this field, the United Nations celebrates International Literacy Day each year on September 8.

3rd year student, Faculty of International Journalism, Institute of International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan