Making the connections: why literacy matters for HIV prevention
The report concludes that at the country level, resources for the literacy sub-sector remain practically nonexistent. In most countries, less than one per cent of the overall education budget is devoted to literacy and non-formal education. It is clear that in addition to funding coherent and suitable programmes, policies need to be formulated in order to take on the tremendous challenge of promoting literacy. These policies must not only ensure that people learn to read and write, but also create a literate environment that enables people to build on what they have learned. In other words, individuals who learn to read and write should subsequently be able to use their knowledge for self-fulfilment and actively contribute to the socio-economic development of their country.
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