Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty

By Rotary International Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families.
Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy. In Detroit, Michigan, a widely cited 2003 survey conducted by the National Institute for Literacy found that almost half of residents over age 16 were functionally illiterate — unable to use reading, speaking, writing, and computer skills in everyday life…. …read more

Source:: Rotary.org

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