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Celebrating International Literacy Day: Empowering African Communities through Adult Education

8 September 2023 | MOJA Adult Education Africa Alphabétisation ALE

As we mark International Literacy Day on September 8, 2023, our shared mission is clear: to champion adult education and literacy as pillars of sustainable and peaceful societies. Here, on the MOJA online platform, we are building a thriving community of adult education professionals and practitioners dedicated to advancing this cause. Through MOJA, we're forging connections among individuals and communities across the continent, laying the groundwork for a brighter and more inclusive future.

This year's UNESCO theme, "Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies," deeply resonates with our purpose. In our fast-changing world, literacy isn't just about reading and writing; it's the cornerstone that empowers individuals to navigate transitions with confidence and resilience. Literacy fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and informed decision-making, equipping people to adapt to evolving circumstances and ensuring the sustainability and peace of their societies.

International Literacy Day serves as a reminder that learning knows no bounds, age limits, or classroom walls. Lifelong learning is an ongoing journey that transcends borders and time, enabling adults to embrace new technologies, advance in their careers, and participate in civic life. Through our network, we provide a space for professionals and practitioners to exchange ideas, resources, and best practices, ensuring that the flame of lifelong learning burns brightly across the African continent.

As we contemplate the significance of International Literacy Day, we're reminded of education's transformative power. By promoting literacy and lifelong learning, we not only impart practical skills but also nurture empowered and informed citizens who are ready to shape a sustainable and peaceful Africa.

Together, let's keep championing adult education throughout Africa, connecting individuals and communities to thrive in our ever-changing world. Through our collective efforts, we're building the foundation for a brighter, more inclusive future for all Africans.

Happy International Literacy Day!