World Read Aloud Day: 5 March 2014

The poor ANA results, as well as local and international studies, have highlighted the need for South African learners to improve their literacy skills. The World Read Aloud Day (WRAL) is an opportune time to promote reading to learners. The purpose of WRAL is explained below:

“World Read Aloud Day is an awareness day advocating for literacy as a right that belongs to all people, celebrated around the world annually on the first Wednesday in March. It is LitWorld's advocacy campaign for the human right of literacy calling worldwide attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories”.

Imagine a world where everyone can read....

“World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day encourages children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology”.

“By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world”.[Extracts from LitWorld]

NAPTOSA supports this initiave and calls on all its members and staff to participate in World Read Aloud Day activities.

Visit Lit World’s website for more information-