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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