There is virtually no power on earth, as powerful as the written word, which is why today we celebrate World Literacy Day. It's more important than ever, in a world of misunderstandings and mistrust, that children around the world are equipped with good reading skills so that by reading, they can learn about the issues that have become an integral part of their world.
Additionally, the ability to read can open so many doors to the world. Reading allows anyone to travel just about anywhere they want to go, past and present, and allows the mind to open up to the possibilities in life that could only be dreamed of. There is so much to learn that every day can become a journey beyond the confines of home, whether it's to another country or even beyond our own galaxy.
If you know someone who can not read, why not help them to reach out to a community organization that can offer them an alternative. To survive in our high-tech world where so much information is disseminated through print, it is a scary proposition when you can not read. If you are not sure how to offer assistance to an adult without reading skills, contact the appropriate agencies yourself and ask for their advice. You'll be helping to open doors for anyone you may know in need of adult learning services.
To learn more or for more information about literacy visit the website for the National Institute of Literacy