thelifeguardlibrarian:

In 2008, 796 million adults worldwide (15 years and older) reported not being able to read and write and two-thirds of them (64%) were women (see Table 1). The global adult literacy rate was 83%, with a male literacy rate of 88% and a female literacy rate of 79%. More than half of those unable to read and write – 412 million – lived in Southern Asia. A further 176 million adults were in sub-Saharan Africa. Together, these two regions accounted for three-quarters (74%) of adults unable to read and write worldwide.
 
Learn more on UNESCO’s Literacy Factsheet.
h/t tumbledbookshelf!

thelifeguardlibrarian:

In 2008, 796 million adults worldwide (15 years and older) reported not being able to read and write and two-thirds of them (64%) were women (see Table 1). The global adult literacy rate was 83%, with a male literacy rate of 88% and a female literacy rate of 79%. More than half of those unable to read and write – 412 million – lived in Southern Asia. A further 176 million adults were in sub-Saharan Africa. Together, these two regions accounted for three-quarters (74%) of adults unable to read and write worldwide.

 

Learn more on UNESCO’s Literacy Factsheet.

h/t tumbledbookshelf!

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freshtodeathindo:

Peace Corps forces you to appreciate the simple things in life…

pizza hut + japanese gelato (mint, oreo, green macha) + tujungan plaza + sitting/flushing toilets + sleeping with A/C + hot shower + 3 fantastic friends = a successful 3rd annual 21st birthday. 

(PCVs Angela, Taylor, & Allison, bear hugz) 

happy 5 months, ID 2 (5) aka ID FLY! 

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A new group of 28 Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in earlier this month, bringing the number of Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in Liberia to 39. The new class of Volunteers includes 21 Peace Corps Volunteers who will serve two-year assignments as high school teachers and seven Peace Corps Response Volunteers who will work with county health teams. They are pictured here with Liberian President Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia. 

A new group of 28 Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn-in earlier this month, bringing the number of Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in Liberia to 39. The new class of Volunteers includes 21 Peace Corps Volunteers who will serve two-year assignments as high school teachers and seven Peace Corps Response Volunteers who will work with county health teams. They are pictured here with Liberian President Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia. 

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