This year, Ducere Foundation celebrated International Literacy day at Linda Community School in Livingstone, Zambia. The theme for this year’s day was Literacy in a Digital World and the children were excited to read stories to one another. They played fun language games like filling in the blanks in English sentences and funny drawings about what was read.
We invited African Impact, another not-for-profit organisation that works with Linda Community School, to celebrate this day with us. Parents were also present to witness the event, some even sharing old African tales with the audience.
International Literacy Day was developed globally to emphasise the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and broader society. Today, we are celebrating this day because we too want to be a part of this global initiative in an increasingly digital world.
About 40 children attended the event, with Ducere Foundation Mentors present to guide the children. They were happy to share their stories, poems and songs and even presented a funny play about the importance of going to school and getting educated.
At the end of the event, Mrs Alice Sichela, a committed educationist and former DEBS Livingstone, handed out bananas that she had donated to all the children who attended the event. A big thank you to everyone who was involved, it was another truly memorable day!