“Our world is rich and diverse with about 7,000 living languages. These languages are instruments for communication, engagement in lifelong learning, and participation in society and the world of work. They are also closely linked with distinctive identities, cultures, worldviews, and knowledge systems. Embracing linguistic diversity in education and literacy development is therefore a key part of developing inclusive societies that respect “diversity” and “difference”, upholding human dignity”.
Audrey Azoulay, Director General, Message on the occasion of the International Literacy Day
Every year World Literacy Day is celebrated on 8th September to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. We at AFS, VSN try to imbibe the value of reading in our students from the very initial stage. Students celebrated not only the specific day but also “Reading Week” from 9th to 15th September. Students were made to read along with enactment, they made posters on literacy day. Fastest reader of the school was also judged. Students were involved in the “Reading Activity Calender”. Pre primary students also enjoyed reading session in the library. Also did practice spelling with young learners to spell words. Te young minds were inspired to teach at least one adult as community service, to encourage literacy in the society. They were also encouraged to give a book as a gift to their loved ones.
“So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky.”