​The Ministry of Education drew early on a clear road map to combat orthographic illiteracy in the various regions and governorates of the Kingdom, which contributed to reducing it and reducing its percentage to 5.6%.

Continuous Education

Attention has shifted to a broader concept represented in continuing education and lifelong learning to help all target groups to eradicate illiteracy in the twenty-first century and the fourth industrial revolution, in line with Saudi Arabia's vision 2030.

Summer campaigns for awareness and literacy

The Ministry of Education implements summer campaigns to raise awareness and eradicate illiteracy, and these campaigns are one of the educational programs that target a group of citizens in their places in the regions and governorates to eradicate their illiteracy with the participation of a number of government sectors and community institutions under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, with the aim of literacy and teaching the target basic skills and spreading awareness The religious, cultural, social, and health subjects of the targeted, enhance the sense of patriotism and belonging. A group of male and female teachers from a number of regions of the Kingdom provides them with education and includes a number of academic subjects, including Arabic language, religion and mathematics subjects.


The summer literacy and awareness campaign also offers enriching programs and activities; Family, social and cultural that serve male and female students in their lives, in addition to supporting their reading and writing skills.

It should be noted that there are entities that support summer campaigns to raise awareness of illiteracy in addition to the Ministry of Education, where the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Advocacy and Guidance, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, the Ministry of Information and the General Organization for Vocational Training are participating.

The Learned Neighborhood Program​

It is an educational and training program that is implemented for a full academic year, and is concerned with literacy of the trainee alphabetically and culturally while providing him with scientific skills that contribute to pushing him to productive work and raising awareness of the society's culture and problems, positive interaction with society, and contribution to development.

Program Goals

  • ​Creating a civilized literacy model (alphabetically, culturally, socially and professionally.
  • Contribute to reducing the illiteracy rate in the targeted neighborhood.
  • Enabling adults of both genders to advance their cultural, health, social and economic standards.
  • Expanding the concept of adult education to include other aspects of life, continuing education and promoting the concept of lifelong learning.
  • Activating the role of society to contribute to continuing education programs.
  • Providing trainees with some skills that qualify them to enter the labor market.
  • Spreading the culture of volunteer work among community members and activating the role of community participation.

Target group

  • ​ Adults of both sexes who do not read or write in the age group (15 - and over)​.
  • Adults of both genders in the age group (15 - 60) years who hold a lower educational qualification less than a university degree.