P.S.A.'S · 6th September 2011
As the summer winds down and the autumn approaches, almost everyone gets a "back-to-work" feeling; not only do kids go back to school but work gets busier and a fresh feeling of starting over sets in.
Literacy Terrace reminds people in Terrace and area that September 08 is the UNESCO International Literacy Day - A worldwide effort to spread the message of literacy in our communities,
September is the perfect time for a fresh start – time to embrace learning and try something new, whether it be going back to school, upgrading your skills or learning a new activity. Your new activity could be volunteering as a Literacy tutor.
Become part of the solution by taking part in the International Day Literacy Challenge.
This year’s challenge focuses on literacy and essential skills for everyone, everywhere. Try out some of these activities to celebrate International Literacy Day – and continue to practice literacy and essential skills every day!
International Day Literacy Challenge
On Thursday September 08
1. Read a book to a child
2. Have a child read a book to an adult
3. Start a blog
4. Take a professional development course
5. Join a social media platform – Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
6. Write a letter to an old friend – the snail mail way!
7. Share this list with friends and coworkers – and dare them to take the challenge!
8. Play a game of Scrabble
9. Look up and learn a new word (and continue to do so every day for a month!)
10. Use a new form of technology (Smartphone, self‐serve checkout, etc.)
Since 1996 Literacy Terrace has been helping adults in the Terrace area improve their reading and writing through the assistance of volunteer tutors. For more information please phone 250 638-1330