Posted by: isaac aggrey | February 27, 2009

The Big Read Campaign


774 million adults can not read, and 75 million children who are not in school will be denied the chance to learn to read and write. Although education has been promised since 1948, progress to date has been painfully slow.

World leaders have promised to provide all children with an education by 2015 and we need to constantly remind them of their promise.

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world (Nelson Madela)

Education also gives people the skills and confidence to break-out of poverty and build a better life.

It is based on these analyses that Women Business Center found it necessary to engage the Young Feminist in Action Task Force in this Campaign.

The Big Read is GCE‘s Action Week 2009 activity that will take place during 20th – 26th April 2009.

The campaign is designed to mobilise maximum support for Adult and Youth Literacy and Lifelong Learning through the act of reading and writing and story telling.

There are stories and speeches from many international figures including Nelson Mandela and Queen Rania alongside inspirational stories from people who have struggled to get an education.

We are collecting the names to deliver to governments during the week of the 20th to 26th of April 2009 to demand that they take action to make sure that everyone has an education.

Women Business Center will be holding events from 20th – 26th April to commemorate the campaign at our center.

Those outside Cape Town can register at the Campaign For Education Website to be part of this magnificent initiative.

Who is in the Big Read?




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