13.08.2013 - UNESCO Office in Kathmandu

‘Building a Literate Nepal‘ poster competition

As part of the preparations of the celebrations of International Literacy Day, which is yearly observed on 8 September, the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu invites young people from Nepal, who are between 15 and 24 years old, to participate in a poster competition under the theme “Building a Literate Nepal”. The winner will receive 5,000 rupees and the poster will be used during the UNESCO International Literacy Day Events.

For over 40 years now, UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning.  

Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. Educational opportunities depend on literacy. Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy. There are good reasons why literacy is at the core of Education for All (EFA). A good quality basic education equips pupils with literacy skills for life and further learning; literate parents are more likely to send their children to school; literate people are better able to access continuing educational opportunities; and literate societies are better geared to meet pressing development. 

Participants in the competition are invited to submit their posters with the specification of 6000 x 7200 at 300 DPI Resolution (20 x 24 inches) to Reeta Baramu at r.baramu(at)unesco.org

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