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Celebrating where #LiteracyThrives

| 12th September 2017 | Blog

To celebrate International Literacy Day, we asked you to share pictures and stories of how literacy is thriving where you are. You responded with amazing accounts and photos showcasing the difference that the ability to read is making to you and your communities.

Here’s a collection of the wonderful and inspiring things you shared with us:

 

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As a mother, if I couldn’t read, I wouldn’t know how to handle my baby and my family.

– Karen, Mathare Youth Sports Association library user, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Children at Bo City Library in Sierra Leone celebrate their new Children’s Corner filled with new books thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Reading feeds the soul. It opens opportunities for us and I think the person who does not read misses a lot.

– Fatema, West Bank

Storyteller Gaza
In Gaza, a storyteller brings a story to life for school children as part of Tamer Institute for Community Education’s annual Reading Week celebrations

Reading has allowed me to feel limitless.

Before, travel was hard because I couldn’t read signposts myself. But now I can go everywhere!

– Phocas, 28, Rwanda

 

This is just a small selection of all the images and stories we received. You can take a look at them all here. We’ll also be sharing more pictures from partners on our twitter feed as they celebrate International Literacy Day at their libraries over the coming weeks.

 

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