We thank God for a successful Literacy for Women in Africa monitoring visit that took place on August 22nd -26th 2022.
The exercise took place in six adult literacy learning centres with an aim of observing the progress of learning activities in the classes and identify areas of need and challenges experienced by learners and teachers.
We observed that the learners are enthusiastic about learning despite the hot weather conditions in Turkana County. Most of them have never had an opportunity to access education hence they greatly appreciate the knowledge received as it helps them to improve their standards of life and to read the Bible in their language.
I am resident of Padatum, Lokichar and this is the first class to have ever been established in my village. In this area we have no church and no classes for even our children. I am one of the people in my community who approved for this literacy class to start. I have been attending the classes and one thing I appreciate most is knowing how to tick on my vote. In the previous elections, people used to do it on our behalf, and some ended up lying to us. After this basic mother tongue literacy education, I wish to proceed to the next level to sensitize my people about the value of going to school. This class has opened doors, it serves as a church and now as a learning center for our children. Testimony from Agnes Naperit, Padatum area leader, Lokichar adult literacy center.
In response to the drought situation in Turkana County, BSK integrated a feeding program where we distributed food packs to 80 families in four adult literacy centers that are highly affected by drought.
We thank God for the lives that are being impacted through the Literacy Programme.