Friday, September 4th 2020

Liturgy September 6, 2020

By St Mary's in Exile

This weeks homilist Rosalie Toney is a retired school teacher and holds a Master's in language and literacy. She will be discussing how literacy empowers and how important it is in everyone's life.

Every year International Literacy Day is celebrated September 8th.  It was first introduced in the 1960s, by UNESCO to promote good quality education and develop skills in people to make them employable in the outside world. At that time,  the world faced many problems, some of them being illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, inadequate health facilities etc.  Post Covid 19 some of these problems will inevitably rear their ugly heads again, as people struggle to find jobs, which may no longer exist.