USAID Spotlights Literacy During Education Week

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
September 8, 2010
Afghan Girls Read in Jalalabad

More:Statement by Administrator Shah on International Literacy Day

This week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrates Education Week. As Secretary Clinton has said, "...talent is universally distributed, but opportunity is not." Education levels the playing field and helps to distribute opportunity more equally; it identifies and burnishes the talent that will help meet the world's challenges.

Today, on International Literacy Day, we applaud the women in Afghanistan learning to read, the street children in Zimbabwe finding their voices in the classroom, the students in Liberia pursuing night school after a long day's work -- and everyone around the world who dedicates themselves, through learning or teaching, to reaching their full potential.

You can read more about USAID's Education Week activities here.



United States
September 8, 2010

O.C. in U.S.A. writes:

It's nice to see the kids reading. I hope they incorporate movement around the classroom as movement and learning go hand in hand. Creative children need creative activities so that they can explore their world by doing and creating. I'd like to see more dramatic play, art and craft activities, growing experiments. When child's world comes alive he/she changes their family, neighborhood, community, state, world. Creativity and happiness leads to peace. Movement is freedom.


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