Aurora for Literacy

Aurora for Literacy

Aurora is committed to the International Literacy Day with a striking awareness campaign. On this day, renowned authors take up pen and paper to address the issue of literacy in Flanders with unique stories. Did you know that 15% of Flemish individuals aged 16 to 65 have insufficient literacy skills? These striking figures deserve renewed attention.

From L to R - Marc De Bel, Marnix Peeters, Maarten Inghels, Sylvia Van Driessche, Lectrr

Together with Flemish authors Marc de Bel, Marnix Peeters, Jana Wuyts, Maarten Inghels, Sylvia Van Driessche, and cartoonist Lectrr, they express their contribution to this issue. They do this by secluding themselves on September 8th, on International Literacy Day, in the recently restored city library Het Predikheren in Mechelen. Throughout this day, they will each write a unique short story, with each author in their own way connecting it to illiteracy.

"For more than 80 years, it has been Aurora's mission to stimulate the transfer of knowledge and facilitate it in an accessible manner." 

— Gert Cielen, CEO Aurora,

Do you want to contribute to this campaign yourself? You certainly can because after International Literacy Day, the final, original booklets will be auctioned. The proceeds will go to the organization Ligo, which is dedicated to educating people who have difficulty with reading and writing, among other things. This campaign is supported by VVBAD, CTO, Wablieft, and VOCVO vzw.

The auction runs until 22/09/2023.

Sylvia Van Driessche
Maarten Inghels
Marc De Bel


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