Kalar International School Celebrates International Literacy Day
Students in grades 3-5 at Kalar International School, a SABIS® PPP school, celebrated International Literacy Day on September 8, 2015. The SABIS Student Life Organization®’s (SLO®) Activities Department was responsible for organizing this important event.
During lunchtime, the event took place. Hosting the activity was a Grade 4 prefect, in cooperation with a Student Life Coordinator and Activities Coordinator. The event started off by the prefect reading the definition of literacy, and how important it is as a human right, a tool of empowerment, and a means for social and human development. Education and the opportunities it brings depend on literacy.
Then two speeches were presented by school staff, which focused on the importance of that day, and
about how school provides the tools of literacy. Also, they encouraged the students to study hard for
their future. Afterward, three Grade 5 students, read their speeches to the audience. The students
spoke about the importance of school and how teachers can make a difference in their lives. They
encouraged their friends to study more and cooperate with each other for a better education.
At the end of the event, all the students clapped for the school staff and the students who had given
speeches. The main aim of the day was to raise awareness and concern for literacy issues in
Kurdistan. Another major goal, which was accomplished, was telling the students how important
literacy is for the Kurdish society.
To visit the gallery of the event, please click here