Children's Study Initiative

Devoted to Children with Learning Disabilities

We can be happy that there are over four billion literate persons in this world. But literacy for all is a target yet to be achieved. The United Nations General Assembly has declared the ten year period beginning from 1 January 2003 as the United Nations Literacy Decade. So the UN Literacy Decade will be 2003 -2012. It is estimated that 130 million young children not attending primary school in developing countries. Two thirds among these are girls. Hence total literacy remains a major global challenge. International Literacy Day programs are held under the auspices of the UNESCO and World Bank every year on 8th September. Various national and international organizations also participate in this effort. UNESCO awards Literacy prizes for the best projects every year.