Fair Hall Government students showcase original works for literacy day

By Admin. Updated 6:34 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

The Fair Hall Government School came alive today (September 8) with songs, poems, and short stories in celebration of World Literacy Day.

According to information received from the school, the afternoon of literacy was spearheaded by Teacher – Ms. Finicia Providence of the school’s Literacy Committee.

The activities that were held to show appreciation for World Literacy Day included original literacy songs, reading of short poems, short stories about St.Vincent & the Grenadines and more.

Local Vincentian Author Samanthia V. Williams was invited to do a short presentation on World Literacy day, and she sparked the student’s interest by reading one of her six (6) books ” I can be”, she also donated books to school’s library.

L-R: Local Vincentian author – Ms. Samanthia V. Williams and Teacher – Ms. Finicia Providence of the school’s Literacy Committee and coordinator of the event.

According to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO, “Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.”

“Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist with 771 million illiterate people around the world, most of whom women, who still lack basic reading and writing skills and are faced with increased vulnerability,” UNESCO added.

“This year’s International Literacy Day will be celebrated worldwide under the theme, “Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces” and will be an opportunity to rethink the fundamental importance of literacy learning spaces to build resilience and ensure quality, equitable, and inclusive education for all,” UNESCO says on its website.

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