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Literacy Day to be celebrated

September 7, 2015 8:41 pm

The Australian High Commission will be joined by the Pacific Disability Forum, University of The South Pacific and development partners to highlight the importance of Literacy to people with disabilities.

The celebration will coincide with International Literacy Day which is celebrated around the world on every 8th of September.

Australian High Commissioners Margaret Twomey says literacy is for everyone including girls, women and people with disabilities.

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According to Twomey, the Australian Government’s aid program recognizes that excluding people with disabilities undermines social and economic development.

Speaking on behalf of the Pacific Disability Forum, chief executive, Setareki Macanawai says that persons with disabilities like everyone else want to go to school, have a good education, get a decent job and live a happy life.

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