Literacy is the ability to read, view, write, design, speak and listen in a way that allows people to communicate effectively. The power of literacy lies not just in the ability to read and write, but rather in a person’s capacity to apply these skills to effectively connect, interpret and discern the intricacies of the world in which they live. This life skill is no less important in Niger than it is in more developed nations.
We strive to make a holistic impact on communities so that the Gospel can take root and bring true transformation.
While it is possible for people to understand and learn without literacy, in order to grow and mature in the Word of God more quickly – we work to provide literacy training so each individual has an opportunity to read and study for themselves.
In conjunction with discipleship training in the communities, literacy training is provided for through the local churches. Literacy is taught in both the Hausa and Gourmantche languages.
The literacy school is made available for anyone in the village, and the Bible is one of the ‘textbooks’. Over the years, hundreds have learned to read the Bible through this program.