Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA),JICA and ACCU held a joint lecture “Event on International Literacy Day : the reports from Lao People's Democratic Republic-Library for all” on 8 September 2010.
Despite raining on that day, the lecture was well attended and the room was filled with attendees.
There are 759,000,000 illiterate adults in the world today, what kind of difficulties are they facing? We explained the recent and past situation of the literacy environment in Asia –Pacific region, reported the implementing projects by ACCU, having 30 years’ experience for building literate environment. We then showed the animation “Mina Smiles” which conveyed the importance of literacy. Attendees asked the speakers a lot of questions regarding the literacy situation and the effects of the projects in Lao PDR, the attendees actively exchanged their views.
What is Literacy?
Education for All
ACCU Asia-Pacific Literacy Data Base
Literacy Promotion Animation "Mina Smiles"