“The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.”
– Aung San Suu Kyi
Of the 43 million American adults who struggle with low literacy, two-thirds are women. The Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida’s goal is to shine a light and raise awareness all month long. From the trailblazers within the community to the women who made history books, one thing is certain: women can do anything.
Education and literacy directly impacts a woman’s confidence to complete every day tasks, try a new skill, apply for jobs and even go back to school. These barriers are why so many may feel stuck or stagnant in the workforce or in their personal lives.
Here are some of the ways literacy can impact women in all areas of life:
Together, we can change the lives of women all over the world through awareness, education, service, volunteering, donations and advocacy. Help us change the future of women and the world.
Find out how you can get involved right here in Duval County: