Literacy is not a luxury; it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of twenty first century, we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens.
Bill Clinton, Former US President.
Education is the most important element for growth and prosperity of a nation. India is in the process of transforming itself into a developed nation. Towards this, Magic Bus too, through nurturing one of its impact areas – promoting education among the vulnerable children and communities – is striving to contribute to the nation’s progress. The seeds we sow today will become the rich fruit bearing trees of tomorrow. The intervention programmes of Magic Bus embody the philosophy of 3Es – Education, Employment and Empowerment – where the programmes don't stop just at enrolment or retention, but address quality and sustainability via community ownership, leading to an empowered population.
Magic Bus Kurnool on this occasion organized several interesting activities for the children and the community. The activities included Awareness Rallies, Essay Writing, Fun Games, Quiz Competition, Painting Competition etc. It was an absolute pleasure to see that more than 1500 children came forward and actively participated in 27 different activities. All the programmes were solely supported by local people / communities for conducting activities and distributing prizes to the children.
Thus, a beautiful day came to an end leaving an impression of beautiful and colorful memories in our heart.
Change does not necessarily assure progress but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies, to spread awareness and to educate more and more people around the world. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy. Celebrations take place around the world.