Literacy Day

September 8 is the United Nations’ International Literacy Day. This year, the focus will be on literacy and skills development – for employment, careers and livelihoods. The day will also highlight the need for transferable skills and digital skills. Please join us in praying for the 750 million people around the world who are unable to read or write, making them more susceptible to poverty. Pray particularly for the well-being of women – they make up two-thirds of illiterate adults worldwide. CBM works alongside our church partner in Rwanda, the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda, to provide literacy training for impoverished women. Please pray that women would be encouraged to take part in these sessions and would feel a sense of dignity as they learn. We also pray that their new literacy skills would empower them to improve their income sources and better care for their children.

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