Building peace in the minds of men and women

Southern Italy fights the battle against illiteracy

Post-war Italy has shown an amazing spirit of enterprise, as if a long pent-up vitality had suddenly found release and come out as naturally as the leaves on the trees unfolding, after winter had ended, under the first warm rays of the sun. Every man has gone his own way and set about working out the solution of his individual difficulties, but at the same time an effort has been made to attack some deep-rooted evils which are incompatible with today's atmosphere of freedom. One of these. efforts, which has been carried out with scanty financial support, but with genuine energy and devotion, is the battle against illiteracy.

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March 1952