International Literacy Day is a holiday which is celebrated annually on September 8th. The purpose of this day is to raise the world’s awareness of literacy issues that are faced by people all over the world and to endorse campaigns that help increase literacy for all people. Today's celebrations here in Kakamega County took place at Solyo Grounds, Shinyalu Sub County, Kakamega County in Kenya attracting political leaders, education stakeholders, local administration among other key players in the education sector.
Kakamega Woman Representative Mrs. Elsie Muhanda while delivering her speech to the congregation she applauded efforts being initiated by different players in ensuring quality education in the county at the same time challenging the society to embrace adult education as a tool to combat illiteracy. She added that her office tirelessly working to ensure that education reaches all citing her recent Programmes aimed at equipping young people with skills through National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), Back to School programme for the teen mothers among other scholarships. Other leaders who graced the event were County Commissioner Mrs. Pauline Dola among others.