The Philippines has always been a country of high literacy rates. Perhaps this shows how Filipinos put a primer on education. However, many Filipinos still can’t read or write. To help fight illiteracy, many private and government organizations are increasing literacy awareness. These selfless efforts may help increase literacy rates in the Philippines.
The National Statistics Office of the Philippines conducted a Functional Literacy, Education, and Mass Media Survey last 2005, where about 84 percent of about 58 million Filipinos from ten to sixty-four years old were found to be literate. In other words, only two out of ten Filipino citizens could neither read nor write – and the eight others are functionally literate.
According to the CIA World Factbook, the literacy rates in the Philippines is at 92 to 96 percent from 1995 to 2003. These are relatively high literacy rates; however, as there are more technological advances and literacy should include computer literacy, efforts to increase literacy in the Philippines are most welcome.
Cubik Eyewear campaigns for literacy by providing affordable and quality eyewear. They are also giving away free eyewear through this contest. Join the campaign for literacy in the Philippines by blogging, tweeting, and spreading the word about it!