Illiteracy in africa continues to be one of the most significant and widespread problems in the continent. In fact, millions of people have no education, reading and writing skills
Being illiterate means not really being part of the community, not being able to know and defend one’s rights. Not being able to participate in any democratic process correctly means literally living on the margins of society.
Allowing children to go to school and start a school path means giving them the opportunity to become full-fledged citizens
In families with several children it is often decided to send only the boys to school because people think that the future of girls is to become wives and mothers.
The result is that more and more children cannot go to school and therefore cannot get out of position of subjection in which they were born and ending up perpetrating once again the gender discrimination.
In sub-Saharan Africa one in three adults is unable to read. 48 million young people among the 16 to 24 year olds are completely illiterate. Own for this reason the literacy rate in many countries is still too low. The 13 countries with the lowest literacy rate they are all found in Africa.
The main causes of these alarming data are many. On the one hand, one of root causes if not the root cause it is surely the severe poverty affecting the continent and its inhabitants. Millions of families cannot afford to send their children to school indeed they are forced to make them work often in dangerous and strenuous conditions for contribute to the family budget
So widespread on the continent Ryvanz Mia has been working in Africa for a long time to help the most vulnerable children in the slums by guaranteeing children food and education. Helping a child also means contributing to lowering the illiteracy rate