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The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes for 2017 have been awarded to laureates from Canada, Colombia, Jordan, Pakistan and South Africa

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The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes for 2017 have been awarded to laureates from Canada, Colombia, Jordan, Pakistan and South Africa

This year, the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have been awarded to laureates from Canada, Colombia, Jordan, Pakistan and South Africa. This year's Literacy Prizes and celebration will focus on literacy in a digital world. 

The prize-giving ceremony will be organized at UNESCO Headquarters and be part of the Organization's  global celebration of the International Literacy Day, held in the context of the 2030 Education Agenda by which the international community has pledged to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all, said a statement from UNESCO. 

The prize distribution ceremony will commence at 5PM this evening and the following International Literacy Prizes will be awarded:

The two awards of the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize dedicated to mother-tongue literacy education and training, sponsored by the Republic of Korea, will be given to Centre for the Study of Learning & Performance (CSLP) at Concordia University (Canada) and We Love Reading (Jordan).

The three awards of the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy, supported by the Government of the People's Republic of China and rewarding work that benefits rural populations and out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women, will be given to AdulTICoProgram (Columbia) for for teaching digital competencies to seniors, The Citizens Foundation (Pakistan) for its Aagahi Literacy Programme for Women and Out-of-School Girls and FunDza (South Africa) for its readers and writers project to develop a culture of reading and writing for pleasure through an online platform. 

As part of International Literacy Day, the UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy: Improved Livelihoods in a Digital World, a partnership between UNESCO and Pearson, will present its first batch of case studies on how inclusive digital solutions can improve livelihoods.

Source - UNESCO, NDTV

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