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Overcoming Poverty Through Action-based Literacy

The purpose of this course is to build awareness of the problem of illiteracy worldwide and to promote the practice of integrating literacy into community development issues. The course will focus on an approach called Literacy for Social Change and describe best practices for integrating literacy with issues such as health, human rights, environment, peace and conflict resolution, children’s education, and economic self-reliance. In this course you will explore the worldwide issue of illiteracy. You will learn how literacy learners can apply their new skills to make important changes in their lives and communities. You will learn why literacy is critical to alleviating poverty and become familiar with a strategy for integrating literacy and community development.

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