INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY : LITERACY IN A DIGITAL WORLD

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Literacy is a driver for sustainable development that enables greater participation in the labour market, improved child and family health and nutrition, reduces poverty, and expands life opportunities. Beyond its conventional concept as a set of reading, writing and counting skills, literacy is now understood as a means of identification, understanding, interpretation, creation, and communication in an increasingly digital, text-mediated, information-rich and fast-changing world.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY

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Charity is important as it allows us to reach out into wider society, and help those that are in need of our support. The word 'charity' means generosity in giving something to the needy out of loving kindness towards them. There is a proverb: 'Charity begins at home,' which simply means a person who is kind at heart and possesses compassion towards others, is generally found to give his or her helping hands to the disadvantaged in the societies.

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

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Around the world, conflict is exacting a massive toll on people’s lives. Trapped in wars that are not of their making, millions of civilians are forced to hide or run for their lives. Young people are taken out of school, families are displaced from their homes, and communities are torn apart, while the world is not doing enough to stop their suffering. At the same time, health and aid workers who risk their lives to care for people affected by violence are increasingly being targeted.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY : YOUTH BUILDING PEACE

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Young people are powerful agents of change and progress when they are educated and empowered to participate in decision-making. Yet around the world, too many youth are being left behind. International Youth Day is commemorated on the 12th of August which serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. It is also a time to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society.