Literacy is defined as:
Understanding, evaluating, using and engaging with written texts to participate in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential. – http://www.oecd.org/site/piaac/PIAAC
Literacy is more than words. Literacy is an essential skill in today’s world – it helps us navigate our lives. Literacy is connected to health, justice, civics and the economy.
Many people struggle with tasks at home, work and in the community due to low literacy.