The Weekly Challenge, 2nd September 2019 – A Way with Words
‘Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it’ C.S. Lewis
International Literacy Day is celebrated annually on the 8th September. Since 1966, this has been an opportunity to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges. Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist, distributed unevenly across countries and populations. This week’s challenge aims to celebrate the joy in reading and writing, and engage in conversations about how to address challenges and achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Bring your favourite quote to life. Choose a quote from your favourite book, poem, song, rap, film and get creative! You could try your hand at calligraphy, capture the quote in a drawing or painting, get playful with wax resistant watercolor and crayons – you could even try and slip the quote into conversation. The theme of International Literacy Day 2019 will focus on ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’ – can you translate your quote, find a quote that celebrates language or that uses two or more?
Support the campaign by sharing your work online using #InternationalLiteracyDay2019 #64MillionArtists
Full challenge, including ways to contribute to Global Goal number 4 – Quality Education here: http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-2nd-september-2019-a-way-with-words/