Across the world, the International Literacy Day is celebrated by international schools. This event was proclaimed by UNESCO on November 17, 1965 and was celebrated for the first time in September 8 of 1966. The purpose of this celebration is to highlight and promote globally the importance of literacy to societies, communities and individuals.
On Monday, 7 September, Jakarta World Academy celebrated this event by having a combined EY/ES Assembly to foster the importance of literacy to every student in JWA. Our students from the Upper Elementary participated in organising this event by sharing and reading to the younger students in our JWA community. Our students used different languages in sharing traditional tales, stories and poems to highlight the transcultural relevance of the event. Through International Literacy Day, children realised the importance of literacy across cultures and grew an appreciation of their opportunities for learning as well as the significance of their Mother Tongue.