Can you image not being able to read?
Everywhere you go you need to “guess” at what signs say or labels on products. This is a reality for millions of people around the world.
Part of this group are millions of children that are unable to gain access to education or have to work instead of learn. In a world that is becoming more complex, how will this deficiency affect their future. How do you think it impacts their self-esteem?
Think of the activities that require reading:
- Internet Use
- Many work assignments (use of chemicals, safety warnings)
- Driving, Business Transportation
- Advertisements, Notices
- Event Invitations
We could go on. Teaching children how to read is essential to helping them transition from poverty. Please pray that our focus will remain on helping as many disadvantaged children as possible.