MONROVIA – As part of the program to celebrate the International Literacy Day today, September 8, 2022, the Dr. Stefania Forte Education Foundation in collaboration with the Literacy Ambassadors Ghana and The Global Literacy Advocates has organized an event, the International Literacy Day Forum via Zoom slated for 2 pm Liberian time to remind everyone of the importance of literacy and to advance the literacy agenda to a more literate and sustainable society.
According to Dr. Stefania Forte, lead organizer, the theme of the event is “Advancing Affordable and Quality Literacy Space in Liberia” and discussion will be centered around addressing the issues concerning literacy in Liberia by advancing affordable and quality literacy spaces that will drive inclusive education for all.
Besides Dr. Forte who will speak at the program, the event will also feature panelists, among whom are Madam Alicia-Ann Caesar, Chief Executive Officer of Teach For Liberia and some beneficiaries of cohort programs conducted by Teach For Liberia, Sumo Y. Kokolee, Mawen Wenwu Massaquoi and Oneka Dorcas Dwalu.
Meanwhile Teach For Liberia has congratulated Dr. Forte, who is one of the members of the Board of Directors of the organization each for directing the Turn Over Ceremony, which highlighted the construction of the Leadership Academy and the Women’s Resource Center in Grand Gedeh County, adding the programs will simultaneously transform the state of women and children while designing an opportunity for unity and rural economic growth in Liberia.
The International Literacy Day which is celebrated every September 8 was created at the 14th General Assembly of the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held in 1966 to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist globally and to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.
International Literacy Day takes place on September 8 every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our own local communities as well as globally. International Literacy Day was founded by proclamation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, in 1966 “to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.” International Literacy Day brings ownership of the challenges of illiteracy back home to local communities where literacy begins, one person at a time.