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Iran Literacy Movement wins UNESCO prize

Tehran, The program devised by the Literacy Movement Organization of Iran received the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy.

The consolidated teaching of literacy and ICDL (International Computer Driving License) basic computer skills, a program designed by the Literacy Movement Organization, which promotes literacy and computer skills for children and adults, focusing on women and girls in rural areas, minorities, factory workers, and people in detention, won the prize on Friday.

The prize was given to Iran in the presence of Iranian Deputy Minister of Education and Head of the Literacy Movement Organization Ali Baqerzadeh.

The UNESCO has given the prize annually since 1967 to individuals and governmental and non-governmental organizations that have taken serious steps toward literacy.

The two UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize awards for mother-tongue literacy education and training are sponsored by the Republic of Korea, and the three awards of the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy are supported by the Government of the People's Republic of China, rewarding work that benefits rural populations and out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women, wrote UNESCO website.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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