Support your OKC Chapter of
the United Nations Association
Eat at S&B Burger Joint on September 8th;
10% of Sales will be Donated to UNA-OKC;
Only at one Location: 5929 N. May Ave.
S&B will donate 10% of their sales for the entire day of Tuesday, September 8th, to UNA-OKC. It’s part of their “Pay It Forward” program. You don’t need to sign up in advance. You don’t need to have a flyer or mention a code. Just show up, and enjoy some great food at S&B — only at their location at 5929 N. May Avenue.
September 8th is International Literacy Day, as designated by UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. In observance of this day, we want to do something special for our community.
So, as an “extra credit” assignment, we’re asking our members and friends to do this: Bring a book with you to S&B on Tuesday, September 8th, 5929 N. May Avenue. We will collect the books, and we will donate them to a local homeless shelter in the OKC area. It doesn’t have to be a new book. Gently used is OK. We want to promote a vibrant, literate community for everyone — including the poorest segments of our community who have the least advantages.
Why literacy? We agree with UNESCO: “Literacy is a fundamental human right and the foundation for lifelong learning. It is fully essential to social and human development in its ability to transform lives.”
|“Literacy is a key driver for sustainable development.
Literacy skills are the prerequisite for the learning
of a broader set of knowledge, skills, attitudes and
values, required for creating sustainable societies.”
— The UNESCO website for International Literacy Day
To highlight the importance of literacy to global and community development, this year’s International Literacy Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals which will be adopted during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015.
We’re proud to support American membership in UNESCO. For 70 years UNESCO has worked to ensure that literacy remains a priority on national and international agendas. Through its formal and non-formal literacy programs worldwide, the Organization works to realize the vision of a literate world for all.
Why does it matter?
The cost of illiteracy to the global economy is estimated at USD $1.19 trillion. The effects of illiteracy are very similar in both developing and developed nations. This means that the impact of illiteracy – limited opportunities for employment or income generation, higher chances of poor health, propensity towards crime or dependence on social welfare or charity (if available) – can be found wherever illiteracy is found.
Educating girls and women, in particular, has unmatched transformative power. It is estimated that if all women completed primary education, there would be 66% fewer maternal deaths.
Join us at S&B Burger Joint, 5929 N. May Avenue, on Tuesday, September 8th. Bring a friend!