Human literacy is defined as their ability to speak, write, read correctly. Basically, it is a foundation, which underlies further development of each of us. It is always pleasant to communicate with a literate and smart person. It is what we develop throughout our lives despite the age. 

September 8 is celebrated as International Literacy Day. This day is intended to improve the human literacy across the globe. This is preceded by a preliminary analysis of the quality of literacy in the population in order to build and apply efficient methods to improve it.

This key task is necessary for sustainable development, the lists of which are included in the 2030 Agenda.

In 2015, world leaders adopted specific goals for sustainable development of the global literacy. They include goals for inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all. Despite the progress made, the literacy problems persist.

On the one hand, this may be due to the fact that skill requirements often come with changes in different areas. On the other hand, this may be due to people’s reluctance to improve their literacy but, fortunately, such people are in the minority. This year, International Literacy Day studies and identifies comprehensive approaches, which can both promote literacy and skills to ultimately improve people’s lives and work and formation of the equitable and sustainable society. 

The 2021 International Literacy Day is celebrated under the theme “Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide.”

Despite hard times across the globe associated with the pandemic, comprehensive and higher education institutions continued to teach their students.

In 2021, a major question will be decided on International Literacy Day: how literacy skills can contribute to formation of the solid foundation for a human-centered recovery with a special focus on interaction between literacy and digital skills the illiterate youth and adults require.

A special attention will be paid to literacy training assisted with the advanced technologies and the importance of such training for all the people in the world. On this day, it is paramount that we reinvent future methods of teaching and training literacy skills in the light of the pandemic and in the future because literacy is power!

The article is based on open sources. 

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