How former UNESCO International Literacy Prize laureates have been coping with the COVID-19 crisis

Literacy disruption

In a world where around 773 million young people and adults are still lacking basic literacy skills (UIS), the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequences of its lockdown are only magnifying the already existing literacy challenges.

In line with this year’s theme of the upcoming International Literacy Day and UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, ‘Literacy teaching and learning during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond’, UNESCO is looking into how former Prizes laureates have been coping with the unforeseen crisis.

Indonesia and Colombia

Jordan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo