Self appraisal: Introduction > i. Competence Self-appraisal
Among the basic skills, literacy and numeracy receive most attention in education programmes.
A literate person (Entity Dictionary) has an attaining in reading, writing and numeracy which make it possible to use these skills towards his own and his community's development.
Vocational training helps a person to realize development benefits for oneself.
Civic Participation for Community Development
Realizing the development benefits for the community to which one belongs requires a level of competence for the basic skills, with in addition skills for civic participation.
Literacy and related basic skills are also essential for realizing the human right of taking part in the government of his/her country, and to equal access to public service (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 21).