Illiteracy

How Education Has Become a Victim in Pakistan's War on Terror

Meliha Hayat | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Meliha Hayat

If different decisions had been made in Pakistan's history, this may have been possible but for now the future of good education in Pakistan remains bleak, if the leaders of this country invested more in the their education sector then perhaps the Taliban wouldn't have been able to recruit so many young men into their initiative.

Connected Women

Serpil Timuray | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Serpil Timuray

Right now, millions of women around the world cannot read. They are unable to read to their children, help them with their school work, read public transport information or understand the words written on a medicine bottle.

I Signed Away My Possessions Because I Couldn't Read

Wafaa Mohamad Ramadan | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wafaa Mohamad Ramadan

My first husband married me when I was 12 years old. We travelled to Jordan to live together. He took a little girl with him who didn't know anything about life... I signed a paper I couldn't read because I wanted to make him happy - or maybe I didn't want to endure his anger. He started to treat me very badly. I was abused. We were eventually divorced.

What the Dickens Are We Doing to Our Children?

Lauren Davidson | Posted 14.01.2013 | Home
Lauren Davidson

Perhaps, as the bicentennial year draws to a close and we move into Dickens' third century, there is something else the Victorian author can teach us - and that is not to teach him to our children.

Illiteracy Costs UK £82bn A Year In Lost Business And Wages

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The estimated cost of illiteracy to the UK economy is £81.312bn each year, according to a new report. The interim report, released by the World Li...

Five-Year-Old Boys Struggling To Write Their Names

PA | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Almost one in five boys are struggling to write their own name at the age of five, figures suggest. Government statistics show a gen...