ILA honours Afghan for promoting cause of literacy
KABUL (Pajhwok): A young Afghan from southern Kandahar province has been honoured by a global advocacy and membership organisation dedicated to advancing literacy for all.
The International Literacy Association (ILA)announced on Saturday Matiullah Wesa, of the Pen Path Civil Society as an honoree on its second annual 30 Under 30 list.
ILA said in a statement the list recognised the next generation of young innovators, advocates and educators who are leading efforts to advance literacy for allaround the world.
Wesa was selected for his contribution to advancing literacy through his hard work in opening banned schools, building new ones and libraries, running book campaigns, and distributing school supplies for less fortunate kids.
“The work of Wesa is closely intertwined with our mission to transform lives through literacy, so we are thrilled to welcome him to our growing list of 30 Under 30 honorees,” said Marcie Craig Post, executive director ILA.
“Today, there are still 781 million people around the world who can’t read or write, 126 million of whom are youth. This list highlights the next class of leaders who are taking steps to advance literacy...”
Formerly known as the International Reading Association, ILA believes in the transformative power of literacy to create more successful societies, healthy communities and prosperous economies.
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