#Hashtag: International Literacy Day raises awareness of importance of literacy


International Literacy Day, a campaign dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of literacy, worked to help children and communities “rediscover the joys of reading” and raise awareness, worldwide, for children who do not have access to education.

Supporting individuals and organizations took to Twitter to help back the campaign.

According to internationalliteracyday.org, the campaign’s official website, worldwide literacy and education geared toward literacy can open the doors to a better future for all.

“Whether it’s reading or writing, literacy is an outlet to an untouchable world – your imagination. Not only is literacy a basic human right, it is a fundamental building block for learning as well as a personal empowerment tool. It is the catalyst for social and global progress,” internationalliteracyday.org said on its home page.

Celebrities and other public figures also used Twitter as an outlet to share thoughts and raise education awareness on International Literacy Day.

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