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Monday, September 8, 2008

Morocco Receives Funding For Literacy

8 September - Morocco has secured US $23.8 million funding from European Union today to support the country's literacy programme, Morocco's state MAP news agency reported.

Morocco has among the lowest adult literacy rate in North Africa at 52.3 percent. With these unflattering literacy statistics, government of Morocco has set a target to reduce adult illiteracy by half by 2010.

Launched today to mark World Literacy Day, the programme which would cover four years is aimed at reducing by three percent the illiteracy rate and targets the illiterate people aged between 16 and 35 years.

The grant will be used to reinforce orientation and follow-up capacities of north African kingdom in the field, and to support NGOs by improving their intervention capacity and quality of training.

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