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Illiteracy in Third World Countries

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Makaela Nagy

on 1 October 2013

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Transcript of Illiteracy in Third World Countries

The Topic of Illiteracy
Why does this happen?
Some reason include:
*economic conditions
-struggle to have the basic human needs, don't have the luxury of education
*lack of funding and resources
_similar to economic conditions, government and society might not be able to afford a strong educational system
*responsibility of work
-many families need their children to work to help support the family, the money is valued higher than education
*cultural influences
-certain cultures do not value education, don't push their youth to pursue an educated life
What Can You Do?
Who does it effect?
Illiteracy does not just effect people in third world countries, even though it is extremely prominent in these areas.
It is also extremely dominant in the United States.
"Illiteracy." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2013.
32 Million Adults in the US CANNOT READ
"Illiteracy Statistics." Statistic Brain RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2013.
32 Million Adults CANNOT READ
World Wide:
774 Million People in the world cannot read.
66% of the worlds illiterate are females
"Create A Graph." Create A Graph. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2013.
Dear Lord,
Help us realize that our education is a gift. The fact that we can read this prayer to you now is a blessing that should never be taken for granted. As we aspire to be young women of peace, help us balance our education with our faith life. Inspire us with your grace; help us to push through, even when we may be drowning in our work. In your name we pray,
Illiteracy PSA. YouTube. Alverno High, 19 Dec. 2012. Web. 30 Sept. 2013.
"We can even say that economic growth is dependent on social progress, the goal to which it aspires; and that basic education is the first objective for any nation seeking to develop itself. Lack of education is as serious as lack of food; the illiterate is a starved spirit. When someone learns how to read and write, he is equipped to do a job and to shoulder a profession, to develop self confidence and realize that he can progress along with others…. Literacy is the first and most basic tool for personal enrichment and social integration; and it is society’s most valuable tool for furthering development and economic progress." (n. 35)
-Pope Paul VI, 1967 encyclical Populorum Progressio
Catholic Social Teaching
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
-give them access to basic rights
"ABLE Families Blog." ABLE Families Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2013.
Other Organizations Include
Works Cited
Fighting to Bring Literacy to the World. YouTube. NDdotEDU, 24 Sept. 2010. Web. 30 Sept. 2013.
"10 Charities That Promote Literacy." GalleyCat. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2013.
-Reach Out and Read:
*works with doctors and nurses to help promote reading in their checkups
*tries to get families to read more together

-Book Aid International:
*increases access to books and promotes literacy
*focuses its support to areas in sub-Sahara Africa
"Reach out and Read. Picture." The Horn Book. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2013.
"Alan Bennett for Book Aid International, Radio 4 today!" Childrens Books for Grownups. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2013.
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