On Importance of Literacy

“So I went to the library…”

How a Malawian teenager William Kamkwamba taught himself how to build a windmill out of junk and bring power to his village. He then went on to build a second, larger windmill to power irrigation to pumps. How did he learn to do this? From the BOOKS he read in the LIBRARY!

Project Literacy, a project aimed at making sustainable advances in the fight against illiteracy, has released a moving video called The Alphabet of Illiteracy. It shows there are much more consequences of illiteracy than you think.

The Alphabet of Illiteracy represents a body of evidence suggesting that illiteracy is the root cause of almost every major problem humanity faces.

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