City plans to tackle low literacy

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Starting this week, the Eindhoven Municipality, Eindhoven Library, and Ster College will begin work on the new city plan to tackle low literacy.

Literacy Week kicked off on Monday. During this week, national and local attention will be focused on low literacy. The Municipality of Eindhoven, Eindhoven Library, and Ster College are going to organise various activities. They will be doing this together, based on the joint City Plan made in July. The documents regarding this will also be officially signed on Thursday.

In short, the three organisations want to tackle low literacy. The plans to address low literacy form part of the Basic Skills 2020-2024 City Plan. The idea is to help 1700 low-literate inhabitants every year. It is clear that such a plan is sorely needed. Between 17,000 and 23,000 people are estimated to be low-literate in Eindhoven. Most of them, about two-thirds, are originally Dutch.

On Thursday, the City Plan will, therefore, be signed by the City Councillor for Education Stijn Steenbakkers, Régine van Lieshout, Director of Ster College, and Albert Kivits, Eindhoven Library’s Director.


Translator: Chaitali

Editor: Melinda Walraven

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