The 1st of February 2019 is World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) and the Livingstone Youth Football Academy will host a read aloud session to commemorate the day.
The WRAD is held to advocate for literacy as a human right with millions of people around the world by reading aloud with your community. Studies have shown that people who frequently read are better able to understand other people. Reading aloud not only develops literacy skills but also builds community and connects us to each other.
According to the latest report (2016) 758 million adults – two thirds of which are women – lack basic reading and writing skills. Three out of five youths lacking basic reading and writing skills are women. The study shows that if all children in low-income countries left school literate, 171 million people could rise from poverty.
Therefore LYFA will be playing a role in literacy training by hosting a Read Aloud session at our local ground (Mulwani Secondary School) in Livingstone on WRAD.
We encourage members of the community attending to come with some reading material that can be read aloud to the young boys and girls. This ranges from story books to personally written stories, poems or educative life experiences.
Its a date, see you there!