UNESCO has just opened its call for applications for the prestigious UNESCO International Literacy Prizes. All champions in the field of literacy learning are encouraged to apply and nominating entities to be ready to engage and nominate their favourite candidates from around the world. Like every year, UNESCO will reward six individuals or organizations for their outstanding projects that promote literacy learning and for this year’s edition are requested to reflect around the theme ‘Transforming literacy learning spaces’.
The application is open to all governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals who, through projects and programmes, contribute to the promotion and advancement of literacy learning.
In order to promote and support the development of effective literacy practices around the world and advance the literacy agenda to close the literacy gap of approximately 773 million, every year UNESCO launches two prestigious literacy Prizes, which reward six laureates in total:
- The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (3 awards): established in 1989 and supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea. It gives special consideration to programmes that promote mother language-based literacy development.