EU and UNESCO collaborate to strengthen youth media and information literacy skills

Students at Sukainah Bint Al Hussein Secondary School in Zarka are passionate about media and information literacy. Twice a week, fifteen girls enthusiastically take part in the Media Information Literacy Club, led by teachers Ms. Samar Souleman and Ms. Souad Ahmed. The European Union funded and UNESCO implemented “Youth Empowerment” project represents a timely response to promoting the safe and ethical use of media and the internet. The project works to advance Media Information Literacy (MIL) as a holistic response to fostering the informed use, consumption and production of media…

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Pizza Hut “Starts A New Chapter” To Help All Kids Succeed Through Reading, Takes Further Action To Support Literacy Through Annual Giving Program

Ask someone, “What’s your favorite childhood book?” Most have a quick answer and a smile on their face. But for some people, there isn’t a quick answer. Or an answer at all. A lack of books in the home is directly linked to an increased likelihood that a child will read below his or her grade level by the fourth grade. In fact, 25 million children in the U.S. cannot read proficiently. And students who can’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without…

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Idris Elba helps tackle adult illiteracy with new Campaign

A new awareness effort from Actor and Activist Idris Elba and Project Literacy, a global campaign founded by learning company Pearson and made up of over 100 organisations dedicated to ending illiteracy by 2030, is aiming to change the fact half of Brits are unaware of scale of illiteracy on their doorstep. We are underestimating the scale of illiteracy in the UK by almost 50%, new research released on International Literacy Day has found. When asked, respondents estimated the figure to be 2.7 million when in fact over 5 million…

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