Happy International Literacy day
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8th September is marked as an International Literacy Day by United Nations. This day reminds society about the importance of education and literacy. And, in 2021 it has even more significance, as COVID-19 has left a negative impact on the students and literacy educators. Literacy programs across the globe have explored that distance learning centre, has faced a number of challenges. It seriously requires the contraction of the digital divide with respect to the latest technology trends, connectivity, and infrastructure. At Finndit, there are a number of educators who give the opportunity of distance learning. To know more, keep reading.
Expanding the learning opportunities
put it in simple words, distance learning should fall prey to limited learning options. But, how can this be done? Well, the answer to this question lies in narrowing the digital divide. Even the theme for literacy day 2021 also talks about the same fact. This year it is being celebrated under the theme “Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”.
The pandemic interrupted the normal learning process, ultimately giving rise to distance learning. Last year United Nations stated that around 773 million people were not able to get access to online classes and ultimately lacked literacy skills.
However, even during these difficult times, endless efforts are being made to expand the learning opportunities.
What will be done in literacy day 2021?
International literacy day 2021 will work in regard to human-centered recovery, keeping in mind the expansion of digital skills. At the same time, it will also identify how technology can broaden literacy and helps every single student. All in all, it will give an opportunity to reframe future distance learning processes.
Literacy Rate and Level of Education in India
The ministry of home affairs carries out a census after every 10 years in India. As per the latest census conducted in 2011, India handled to have a literacy rate of 75%. However, the number varies in different cities and states in India. With a literacy rate of 94%, Kerala has the highest literacy rate. Among males, it was 78.8% and in females, it was 59.3%. However, a large gap was observed in the rural areas. With digitization and developing technology trends, it is vital to work for the weaker sections of society.
For this, the government of India took some steps such as scholarship programs, the mid-day meal scheme, the Samagra Shiksha program, awareness programs, allocation of uniforms, books, and stationery. This increased the level of education in India and led to the development at a personal level.
Literacy is one of the most important parts and inmost elements of education. To have an all-around development of empowerment, literacy has a huge role to play. It has the power to transform the lives of individuals. You can bring out a positive change in your lives and take the assistance of the professionals at Finndit. Let’s come together in this literacy world and change the world with extraordinary literacy and digital skills.