September 8 is International Literacy Day. Since its inception in 1966 by the UNESCO, International Literacy Day is meant to emphasize the importance of literacy for people and society and pushes for efforts that increase the number of literate societies.
This year, International Literacy Day focuses on “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond” and is concentrating primarily on the literacy learning of youth and adults. The COVID-19 outbreak has become a reminder of the gap between policy discourse and reality, which existed before the coronavirus crisis. This negatively impacts youth and adults who have little to no literacy skills, leading them to face multiple disadvantages.
The Reality of Literacy Worldwide:
- 773 million people lack basic literacy skills.
- 617 million youth are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in math and reading.
- At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, school closings disrupted 62.3% of the world’s student population of 1.09 billion.
Source: United Nations
How Can I Help?
Wondering how you can help youth and adults have access to literary skills? Donate your car to UNICEF, the United Nations agency that spent $1.2 billion on education in 2018.
The United Nations Children’s Fund was established after WWII and continues to work in over 190 countries. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. UNICEF provides vulnerable children with the support, services, and education they need to reach their full potential.
All car donations to UNICEF help fund the ability to create simple, affordable, and innovative solutions to child survival challenges. UNICEF has 790 education staff members working in 144 countries to provide quality education to marginalized children.
Donating your car is an easy way to support any organization. Car Donation Wizard will return 75-80% of the gross proceeds from the sale of your vehicle to UNICEF.
Help improve literary in societies worldwide by donating your vehicle online or calling 855-487-3863.