In today’s world, literacy is critical for success. But millions of people have no access to education, or are poorly educated. As adults, they are functionally illiterate. There are a number of initiatives, however, that promote literacy and reading. These are celebrated on International Literacy Day.
• Storybook sparks love of reading
President's Award participants of today would be in their early 30s when the National Development Plan was implemented in 2030. They would be in the prime of their careers then, and that's exactly why they needed to start owning this plan now, teens were told at an outreach dialogue.
• Implement NDP in everything you do
For the youth to build a better South Africa, they should take to heart the National Development Plan's ideals. It should echo in everything they do, says Trevor Manuel, minister in the Presidency. Members of The President’s Award are already doing just that.
• To SA youth: ‘make NDP yours’
Johara Naidoo has been named the South African Water, Energy and Food Forum youth ambassador. She is also on the Generation Earth water steering committee, and places the creation of a green economy firmly in the hands of the youth.
• SANParks teaches conservation