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Aging Nepal Receives UNESCO Literacy Prize 2020!

The on-government organization has bagged the international prize for its national program ‘Basic Literacy Class for Older Persons.'
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Aging Nepal Receives UNESCO Literacy Prize 2020!

On the occasion of International Literacy Day on September 8, UNESCO has organized an online International Conference focusing on literacy teaching and learning amid the pandemic crisis and beyond.

The virtual conference brought together experts and educators to reimagine literacy teaching and learning for youth and adults.

Marking the Literacy Day celebrations, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has awarded International Literacy Prizes 2020 to five outstanding literacy programs from Nepal, UK, Ghana, Mexico, and Yemen.

Prize Details:

Prize Organization Country
UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize Ageing Nepal Nepal
UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize United World Schools UK
UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy Centro Universitario de Participación Social of the Benmérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Mexico
UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy The General Literacy Office Yemen
UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy Just Commit Foundation (JCF) Ghana

Aging Nepal has received the UNESCO Literacy Prize for its national program ‘Basic Literacy Class for Older Persons’ in Nepal.

It is the country’s first program to empower older people by providing primary education in the Nepali language. Ageing Nepal is a non-government organization that targets the elderly who have moved from rural areas to urban areas.

Krishna Murari Gautam, Ageing Nepal Founder Chairman

“We were awarded the prize for our work on education for senior citizens as their rights. We have been running Basic Literacy Class for senior citizens since 2016,” said Krishna Murari Gautam, Ageing Nepal Founder Chairman.

September 9, 2020 |

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