UNESCO has announced the winners of the 2017 International Literacy Prizes, which honours excellence and innovation in the field of global literacy. The awards will be handed out to five laureates from Canada, Colombia, Jordan, Pakistan and South Africa on the occasion of International Literacy Day, which falls on September 8.
The prizes are divided into two categories-
1. The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy sponsored by China, and
2. The King Sejong Literacy Prize sponsored by South Korea.
This year’s Confucius Prize is given to the AdulTICoProgram from Columbia, The Citizens Foundation from Pakistan, and the FunDza project from South Africa.
The King Sejong prize is shared by the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance from Canada and the We Love Reading programme from Jordan.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.
- Irina Bokova is the Present Director-General of UNESCO.