We are ready! It’s finally time to start the new adult literacy classes! You’ve been hearing about all the work revising our unique curriculum and now we are finalizing the new teacher training program. Twenty-two villages have been cleared by our team to host the new classes, and new teachers have been interviewed. But… we need funds actually to begin classes.
New groups of students were identified through a process of receiving requests from community leaders who’ve heard about our programs, analyzing demographics and locations, meetings with stakeholders, visits made to village sites, and the logistics of teacher movement.
Our new classes will be in southern Karamoja/Pokot, Mt. Elgon, Kapchorwa, Bukedi, and Manafwa/Bududa regions.
Our students look like these eager people:
Gorette Nakabiri is a 19 year old mother of two who is a current student in the ongoing Buikwe literacy class. She notes that there is positive change in her life as a result of the one year she has spent in the ALE class. She says her life has transformed from what she calls “the dark world” to “the lime light” with the new ability to read, write, and express herself to people beyond her village.
Born in a family of 16, Nakibiri says she dropped out of primary school at a young age, when she conceived her first child. She attributes this to inadequate guidance from her parents. She gets sad when the literacy class term ends and excitedly looks forward to the next term.