A community Based Literature Development workshop was held to develop supplementary readers’ materials that will help in addressing issues affecting the Turkana community. The workshop brought together seven Turkana professional writers who developed 30 stories from different genres such as folk stories, moral stories, bible stories and information stories.
The training that was facilitated by consultants from Summer Institute of Linguistics came after BSK began adult literacy learning classes at the end of June in Turkana County. The ten learning centers have begun recording progress with some classes having full attendance of more than 25 learners.
The teachers noted that there is great excitement amongst the learners who have enrolled as well as other members of the community who are showing interest to learn. Some of the learners are able to pronounce sounds and vowels which is a good step towards becoming a better reader.
All the participants received certificates after the training. A follow up meeting will be done in August to check on the progress of the learners.