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.
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.
Today, 24th August 2017, we, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), celebrate the 68th year anniversary of our founding as well as appreciation of the 68 years of determined journey and dedication in serving youth worldwide.