The recent EFA Global Monitoring Report from UNESCO reports that:
The number of illiterate adults remains
stubbornly high at 774 million, a fall of 12%
since 1990 but just 1% since 2000. It is projected
only to fall to 743 million by 2015.
This is not good news as literacy still opens so many doors to knowledge and ideas. This is all happening as mobile connectivity is taking off and we are getting close to 90 mobile phones for every 100 people in the world (not quite 90% connected as many have two phones, but still significant growth) .
This has to be a part of the solution.
Source: International Telecoms Union