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Reading and Literacy Summit


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In May, 2013, Lions clubs International hosted a Reading and Literacy Summit to discuss the role of civil society in advancing global literacy and inclusive education.

The event brought together more than 30 organizations - representing a cross section of intergovernmental organizations, development agencies, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies, to engage in discussions related to capacity building within the education sector, promotion of early reading, considerations for people with disabilities, and the use of innovative, low-cost technologies. Among the participants were representatives from:

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
Benetech
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Microsoft
Perkins School for the Blind
Reach Out and Read
Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
Scholastic International
Spectrios Institute for Low Vision/SightFirst
The Hadley School for the Blind
USAID
U.S. Department of Education
World Vision International

For more information, access the Reading and Literacy Summit: May 2013 Final Report.


Reading and Literacy Summit


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