2 WHAT IS LITERACY? Literacy is a right Literacy is a foundation for all further learningLiteracy carries important individual and social benefitsLiteracy matters for poverty reductionLiteracy drives progress towards the Education for All goals 2015Literacy is a right still denied to 771 million adultsLiteracy is neglected on policy agendas
3 Education for All Goals 2015 1. Expanding early childhood care and education 2. Universal primary education by Equitable access to learning and life skills programs for young people and adults 4. 50% increase in adult literacy rates by Gender equality by Improving quality of education
4 Millennium Development Goals 2015 Achieve universal primary educationCompletion of full primary schooling by all children by2015Promote gender equality and empower womenEliminate gender disparity preferably by 2005 and nolater than 2015
5 Progress towards UPE (Universal Primary Education) ▪47 countries have achieved UPE, 20 on track to achieve it by 2015▪44 countries making good progress but may not achieve UPE by 2015▪Significant enrolment increases in sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia▪Progress in countries with very low indicators▪Fees charged in 89 countries are a major barrier to progress ▪HIV/AIDS impacts on education systems ▪Substantial increases in school-age population expected in Africa, South and West Asia and the Arab States ▪23 countries at risk of not achieving UPE by 2015, due to declining enrolment of students
6 The Enrolment Challenge Primary school enrolments have risen sharply in South and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, but these two regions are still home to 70% of the world’s 100 million out-of-school children
7 Benefits of Education1.Self-esteem and empowerment: widening choices, access to otherrights2. Political benefits: increased civic participation in communityactivities,trade unions and local politics3. Cultural benefits: questioning attitudes and norms; improves abilityto engage with one’s culture4. Social benefits: better knowledge of healthcare, family planning andHIV/AIDS prevention; higher chance of parents educating children5. Economic benefits: Returns on investment in adult literacyprogrammes are comparable to those in primary level education
8 EDUCATION - A THREE PRONGED APPROACH Universal quality basic Education for girls and boysIncrease youth and Adult literacy programmesDevelop rich literate environments.Reducing fees .Teachers.Gender. Language. Health andnutrition.Public spending.National coordination.Partnerships.Literacy educators.Good curricula.Language policy.Public spending.School textbooks.Local language newspapers.Book publishing.Public broadcasting.Libraries.Access to informationStrong political commitment is the starting point
9 Recommendations The inclusive education triangle Three broad sets of policies which can combat illiteracyThe learning environmentAccessibility and affordabilityEntitlements and opportunities
10 SOLUTIONS TO END ILLITERACY 1. Set equity-based targets for EFA goals andmonitor progress.2. Identify problems facing specific groups andadopt integrated policies to address them.3. Integrate provision by NGOs within nationaleducation systems4. Increase resource mobilization and strengthenequity in public spending.5. Honour aid commitments in order to boostInternational donor funds for education.
12 WILLIAMS ACADEMY CLASS OF 2013/14 EDUCATION A RIGHT FOR ALLCOMPILED AND PRESENTED BYTeam LeaderEric ManirakizaTeam CoordinatorSébastienCimpayeStage ManagerMichel NdereyimanaTeam MembersPatrick DushimeIsidore HavyarimanaDiane Kamariza
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