Imagine having the precious words of the gospel in your hands but not being able to read them?
— PROVERBS 3:13
In Australia, we are blessed with access to free education; however, millions of people in other countries don't have the same opportunity for education.
Non-dominant ethnicities in places like Laos, Myanmar and Bangladesh, to this day, still struggle to have access to basic education, resulting in low literacy rates
Our Bible Society team in Laos runs a program to provide Bible-based literacy classes to those who have missed out on the opportunity for education.
There is a long waiting list of church members eager to be part of the program, and the goal is to start over 150 classes with up to 2,500 students.
The gift of literacy helps end poverty, improves health and well-being, promotes gender equality, and allows one to read God's word for oneself.
Could help a non-literate attend literacy classes in Laos for a year.
Could help provide books and Scripture portions in the heart languages of people in Myanmar.
Could help women in Bangladesh participate in a three-year literacy program.
Give The Gift Of Literacy
If the appeal is oversubscribed or the project changes due to unforeseen reasons, we will reallocate remaining funds to similar projects.