Chad’s education sector faces many challenges. UNESCO figures show that only 31% of men are literate, while only 14% of women can read and write. UNESCO supports the government in prioritizing improving learners’ literacy skills, preparing populations for the job market, consolidating synergies between literacy and vocational training, and supporting self-employed women and youth.
The new five-year UNESCO Strategy for Youth and Adult Literacy (2020-2025) has four strategic priority areas:
- Developing national literacy policies and strategies;
- Addressing the learning needs of disadvantaged groups, particularly women and girls;
- Leveraging digital technologies to expand access and improve learning outcomes;
- Monitoring progress and assessing literacy skills and programmes.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.