Held each year on September 8, International Literacy Day draws attention to the global literacy needs that still plague our world today.

International Literacy Day initiatives around the world advocate on behalf of literacy for everyone, everywhere. This celebration goes hand in hand with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as literacy is a part of SDG 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. The target is that by 2030 all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy (SDG Target 4.6).

At Kakenya’s Dream, this SDG target greatly aligns with our mission of bringing education to young girls to create opportunities for a better life. We are aware of the great strides our world has made with literacy and continue to work towards a completely literate world.  By educating young people today, we can hope that future generations are more likely to be illiterate free in the future.

International Literacy Day also marks the conclusion of our Back to School Drive. Over the past three weeks, we have been focusing on accumulating the resources needed to prepare our girls for the school year ahead. Your gifts will provide our girls with school supplies, backpacks, uniforms, amongst others to ensure they truly enjoy their schooling experience.

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We cannot thank you enough for your gracious generosity. Thank you for thinking of our girls, too, as your children head back to school! We wish everyone a fantastic start to the school year and we cherish your generosity you have shown us over the past three weeks.

If you did not get the chance to contribute to our drive, but would still like to give a gift, click here to learn more.