55% of adults in Newfoundland and Labrador fall below the literacy levels required to function in today’s society – that’s one out of every two Newfoundlander’s and Labradorian’s who struggle with basic literacy activities!
If you are reading this, you may think literacy levels do not affect you…think again! Low literacy affects us all. Low literacy is linked to increased poverty, higher unemployment rates, higher health costs, increased crime and dependence on social programs including income support. We know that raising literacy levels will improve people’s lives and in turn improve our communities. That’s why providing adult literacy services is vital. Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council and the services provided through local literacy councils and committees empowers individuals and enriches our community and with your help we can do so much more!
If you are able to read this, remember, there are some who cannot. You can help them receive the gift of reading just by sharing this information. If you know someone who struggles with literacy skills…tell them about us! Please help us get the word out by sharing on your Facebook page and across your social media (Twitter etc.).
To learn more about iteracy in Newfoundland and the work of Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc and to hear some student stories, please view this video and please share https://t.co/KoQGdo977d