From Antelope Park's Lion Alert Program
Literacy: An Important Tool for Development: "Literacy is the cornerstone of development politically, socially and economically" said Sindiwe Magona, a South African prolific writer, civil servant and community activist. This statement holds true in an individual’s and a community’s develop.
The evidence of this is in the way literacy can create understanding of the surrounding world and provide context from which one can understand one’s own position by juxtaposing one’s own situation with information about those outside ones immediate environment. This in turn can be a foundation to build resilience, as well as to be able to perceive and seize a broad scope of opportunity.