Why Literacy and Education?
Literacy, creativity, and education are the key drivers of opportunity. Our libraries are not just about books. They are about life, hopes, and dreams, and therefore encourage all our readers to envision, dream, and create the life that they want. Picking up a book, reading it, and believing that you are capable of making that personal shift, enables our readers to decide what they want for their lives.
Literacy is one of the leading factors in determining the viability of a country’s development. Investors evaluate how well citizens of a country will be able to perform globally by their ability to read and write and comprehend materials.
There is no secret about it – Reading, writing, access to information increase confidence and self-esteem required to pursue educational, entrepreneurial, and employment opportunity.
Literacy and Education Sets the Stage
(Information, Health, Economic Empowerment)
Libraries provide a safe space for boys and girls. Many children are responsible for household chores like fetching water and firewood as early as age 5. Children need a space where they can be children.
Farmers get access to new, much needed, agricultural information. Most of the community farmers rely on antiquated techniques. Access to new trends motivates them to try new methods for high yield.
The community gets access to business and educational and health information from the local newspapers, ideas from their peers, and knowledge from books. The information enables them to make quick decisions on opportunities for economic advancement.
Books open the hearts and minds of readers to different ideas by allowing them to travel the world in a relaxed and friendly environment. Self-esteem and confidence is directly related to economic success.
Women get access to information on gender equality, personal care, entrepreneurship, home economics, and family planning, and build successful networks. A well planned family is a healthy family.
Senior Citizens participate in the lives of their Grandchildren and advance in the desire for life-long learning and education based on their personal interests.