UNESCO acknowledges Senegal's literacy drive

Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Adult Literacy and Basic Education programme has been awarded the UNESCO Malcolm Adiseshiah literacy prize, a statement from the UN agency said Wednesday.
The award was in recognition of the programme's outreach towards the rural women and children who have not been to school.
The prize, awarded by an international jury that met in Paris in July, would be presented in Dakar on world Literacy Day to be observed on 8 September.
The Malcolm Adiseshiah Literacy Prize of 15 000 US dollars (about 10.
5 million francs CFA) was established in 1998.
The jury also gave a special award to the Moroccan Maritime Fisheries ministry for its action in favour of fishermen.
Elsewhere, it encouraged the work of the Marie Auxiliatrice Sisters in Medellin, Colombia by and the Bible Translation and Literacy association in Kenya.
The Shoichi Noma International Reading Association, the Japanese Kodansha Publishing House, and the governments of Korea and India finance these prizes.

08 august 2001 19:45:00

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