27.11.2008 -

Literacy Day Celebration at UNESCO Beirut

UNESCO Beirut and the Lebanese National Committee for Literacy and Adult Education, Ministry of Social Affairs, celebrated today in Beirut the Literacy Day by paying tribute to distinguished teachers working in the filed of literacy and adult education.

This event comes as one of the many ways UNESCO seeks to promote the importance of Literacy and recognizing those who work hard to spread literacy and attract adult learners to the 172 community development centers that also provide adult education program, focusing on literacy and vocational training.

Teachers with outstanding records of achievement in the field of literacy, received merit awards and UNESCO presented a collection of UNESCO recent publications to each teacher.

Programme Specialist for Education for all and Literacy, Qutub Khan, in a brief statement highlighted the importance of the partnership with the ministry of social affairs to achieve the EFA goals and Lebanon has started to reap the fruits of these efforts and the future seems very promising. On behalf of Director UNESCO Beirut, Officer in Charge Bachir Lamine delivered the UNESCO Director General that stressed the importance of Literacy for sustainable development and health.

On their part the National committee for Literacy and adult education thanked UNESCO for its initiative and commitment towards helping Lebanon move forward in the EFA goals achievement.  



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