Rwanda has today joined the rest of the world to mark International Literacy Day with a call for collaboration among parents, teachers, government and private organizations to help Rwanda achieve the target of having 100% literacy.
The call was made by Dr. Joyce Musabe, the Head of Department of Curricula at Rwanda Education Board (REB) as she launched activities of literacy activities at Umubano Hotel which will involve a two-day book exhibition at Amahoro Petit Stade.
The ceremony was organized in collaboration with Rwanda Reads, an organization which provides teaching and learning materials in Kinyarwanda books as a way of helping students to grow the culture of reading.
“ Rwanda Reads has tremendously helped Rwandans in improving the literacy levels. Reading culture has a great role in the development of a country. The International Literacy Day was initiated to mobilize citizens of the world into supporting literacy rights for all,” she said.
This year’s theme is "Beyond School Walls, Promoting Reading in Homes & Communities".
Rwanda Reads helps in various programs of promoting reading culture among the youth including support to book writers and public libraries.
Rwanda Reads is comprised of all organization supporting education in Rwanda including Save the Children, Unicef and Unesco among others.