Monday, September 10, 2018

International Literacy Day 2018 celebrated in SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School Trichy.

The 52nd International Literacy Day was celebrated on the theme 'Literacy and skills development' on 8th Sep 2018 in SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School. On the occasion, the Head Mistress of SSMHSS Mrs.Kala spoke that “the power of learning is magnanimous. Literacy and basic skills training, including numeracy, digital, communication and interpersonal skills helps learners prepare for employment, apprenticeship, secondary school credit, post-secondary education and greater independence.  A literate human being is a powerful force and brings revolution. An integrated approach for literacy and skill development will not only improve people’s lives but also contribute to an equitable and sustainable world. It also contributes towards equitable and sustainable societies. This day focuses on skills and competencies that are required for employment, careers and livelihood. Communication is a basic skill required to interact with fellow humans and to facilitate understanding when developing a society. With the need to eradicate illiteracy in mind, the idea of celebrating an International Literacy Day was first discussed on September 8 to 19, 1965, during the World Conference of Ministers of Education in Tehran, Iran. For ILD 2018, “skills” means knowledge, skills and competencies required for employment, careers and livelihoods, particularly technical and vocational skills, along with transferable and digital skills. Literacy skills help students gain knowledge through reading as well as using media and technology. These skills also help students create knowledge through writing as well as developing media and technology. Apart from the education sector, numerous other sectors such as agriculture, labour and health organised integrated programmes in combining literacy, technical and vocational skills, and employability and entrepreneurial skills. ILD explores and highlights integrated approaches that can simultaneously support the development of literacy and skills, to ultimately improve people’s life and work and contribute to equitable and sustainable societies”.-Govin

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