Our last literacy-related photo in this series is by our contributor in Kazakhstan, Celia, who took this photo in Mongolia. She describes it like this.

Amulet: “A Kazakh girl shows off her necklace, a protective amulet that contains selections from the Qu’ran in Arabic. Many Central Asian languages show a heavy influence from Arabic, and were usually first written down in the Arabic script. Picture taken in Mongolia, 2009.

More literacy related posts:
Reading the Newspaper in India
Marcel, writing and discovering his own heritage
Reading your way around the world

About the author

Marie lives in Auckland, New Zealand but was born in the United States and is a dual-national. She has lived in five countries altogether but sees New Zealand as her real home base. She loves travel, and living in multi-cultural Auckland is the next best thing to being out there.