September is Literacy Month for Rotary!  September 8 was proclaimed as International Literacy Day by the UNESCO's General Conference in 1966. Since then, literacy celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as the matter of dignity and human rights and to work towards a more literate and sustainable society.  
Literacy 'skills' broadly includes knowledge and competencies required for employment, careers and livelihoods, particularly technical and vocational skills, along with transferable skills and digital skills.  Focusing on youth and adults within the lifelong learning framework, the effective links between literacy and skills can be explored.
We are all aware that globalisation and fast-advancing digital technology are transforming ways in which people work, live and learn, and are generating new skill demands and lifelong learning needs.  They are also influencing ways in which education and learning are organized and managed, involving multiple leading agencies, including government organizations, communities and the private sector. ( for more information go to: