• Short Summary

    TO MARK UNESCO'S THIRD INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY LAST MONDAY (8TH SEPTEMBER), A CELEBRATION WAS HELD IN THE CIVIC CENTRE OF LUSAKA.

  • Description

    TO MARK UNESCO'S THIRD INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY LAST MONDAY (8TH SEPTEMBER), A CELEBRATION WAS HELD IN THE CIVIC CENTRE OF LUSAKA.

    THE PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS WERE ZAMBIA'S ACTING MINISTER FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT, AND COUNCILLOR F. CHIRWA, MAYOR OF LUSAKA, WHO GAVE A PROGRESS REPORT OF THE ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMME LAUNCHED LAST YEAR BY ZAMBIA'S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE.

    UNDER THIS PROGRAMME, 47 CLASSES HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED, 705 ILLITERATES HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO READ AND WRITE, AND 224 LITERACY INSTRUCTORS HAVE BEEN TRAINED.

    WITH MAYOR CHIRWA AS HE LISTENED TO THE ADDRESS OF ZAMBIA'S ACTING MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT WERE THE TOWN CLERK, MR JOY, AND ORGANISERS IN CHARGE OF THE ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMME. THE CELEBRATIONS INCLUDED A SHORT PLAY ILLUSTRATING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LITERACY DRIVE AND A PROGRAMME OF GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT.

    (SPEAKING IN PARIS ON THE SAME DAY, M. RENE MAHEU, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF UNESCO, SAID THE WORLD WOULD HAVE TENS OF MILLIONS MORE ILLITERATE ADULTS IN 1970 THAN IT HAD IN 1960. "ILLITERACY SPREADS UNDER-DEVELOPMENT," M. MAHEU COMMENTED DURING A CEREMONY MARKING LITERACY DAY. CALLING FOR WORLDWIDE EFFORTS TO TEACH READING AND WRITING, M. MAHEU ADDED: "IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SHOULD FULLY REALISE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE TASK STILL TO BE DONE.")

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CSNP1D9K9HPO77JK67SL413N
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CSNP1D9K9HPO77JK67SL413N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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