Literacy programs

Currently, two­­-thirds of the illiterate population in the world is women, adult as well as young girls. In spite of the important progress accomplished in terms of gender equality in education, the situation is still alarming. Fighting against this scourge is urgent and needs a worldwide effort to put this issue as priority.

   The way is still too long to achieve the goal of education for all including female population. In order to achieve the goal of women literacy it is necessary to identify the main methods and techniques and set up a program in order to succeed. This is to insure the quality and efficiency of non-formal literacy and education for women.


The World’s organizations, the international community and the different states deploy their efforts to improve the education of women.

Algeria has a little over 15 % illiterate. The sustainable actions are taken in different stages in order to stop ilitteracy  in the near future and integrate this fringe of society in the environment of progress and knowledge. National Office of Literacy and Adult Education and national associations such as IQRAA Association militate in this direction.














Education for All (EFA) of UNESCO

Education for all  is a global commitment and partnership which needs efforts from all the member states of the UNESCO to promote basic education for all children, youth and adults.

Read more: Education for All (EFA) of UNESCO

The UNESCO Associated Schools Projects Network (ASPnet)

UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet)

Founded in 1953, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network or ASPnet is a global network of more than 10.000 educational institutions worldwide in over 180 countries. This network aims to promote the ideals of UNESCO in schools by working in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice.

In accordance with UNESCO texts ratified by Algeria, , public or private, urban or rural, preschool, primary or secondary, technical or vocational or teacher training institutions may apply to join the ASPnet by addressing a request to the national coordinator of the country. This membership, once approved by UNESCO allows institutions to identify themselves as "Associated School of UNESCO". This title authorizes them, inter alia, to display on their panels and documents the UNESCO certificate and the ASPnet logo, to receive the UNESCO documentation they need and to create a "UNESCO Corner" in their libraries.

In return, schools recognized as UNESCO Associated Schools undertake to carry out, throughout the school year, innovative pedagogical and / or out-of-school activities aimed at raising pupils' awareness of one of the four following topics:

1-      current global issues and the role of the United Nations;

2-       education for sustainable development;

3-      peace and human rights;

4-       respect for religious and cultural diversity.

5-      These activities can take the form of celebrations of international days (International Day of Peace, Human Rights, Women ... etc.), Awareness campaigns (to the preservation of the environment, respect for minorities Religious ... etc.) or student expeditions to historical sites of universal value.

The Algerian network of Associated Schools of Unesco now has nine public and private schools divided among the three levels of education.

Associated schools network in Algeria within the Algerian Commission for UNESCO

How to become an associated school

Interested schools should follow the following steps:

1. Contact the National Coordinator of the Associated Schools Network at the Algerian National Commission for UNESCO, using the address:

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2. Read the documents for participation in the UNESCO Associated Schools Project;

3. Fill in the request for participation (see printed form) and specify the project to be executed, indicating the objectives and the stages of execution.

Once examined by the National Commission, this request is transmitted to UNESCO for revision and approval;

-Use the UNESCO Associated Schools Network logo.

Record your activities and contributions in national and international newsletters.

 Benefits of participation

Participating schools can enjoy the following benefits:

- Obtain a certificate of membership signed by the Director General of UNESCO;

-  be in contact with UNESCO and other United Nations agencies as well as Associated Schools around the world;

- participate in national projects organized by the National Commission as well as regional and international projects organized by UNESCO.

- exchange information and pedagogical or scientific experiences at the national and international levels;

- receive regular news periodicals issued by UNESCO or other international organizations;

- Write a detailed annual report on the school project and other activities implemented.

The annual reports of Associated Schools must be presented as the National Coordinator of its schools to the National Commission for UNESCO.

Role and Function

An Associated School must perform the following duties:

-name a coordinator representing the school to the National Commission for UNESCO;

- Execute projects described in the application form;

- Involve students, teachers and parents in projects;

- Inform the National Commission of the steps to be taken to implement the projects.


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