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Support literacy programs for women in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania.

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Release thousands of women from illiteracy.

Let them read how God sees them: strong, honoured and loved.

Your support will help Bible Society run literacy programs for women in ethnic minority communities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. This program aims to empower 20,000 women and girls who are speakers of 16 minority languages by equipping them with functional literacy by the end of 2020 and also train an extra 1,600 literacy facilitators.

“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” Psalm 119:18.

See how Bible Society’s literacy program is transforming the lives of Maasai women in Kenya & Tanzania.

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For these women, illiteracy not only brings humiliation but vulnerability. They cannot read labels or prescriptions. They cannot understand legal documents or sign their name. They are excluded from many employment opportunities. They cannot read the Bible in their own language to understand God’s love for them.

Eni Amadu from Malawi describes a painful experience that illustrates the perils of illiteracy for an impoverished African woman: “Once I took the wrong bus, and I didn’t reach my destination. Being illiterate, I couldn’t read the road sign.” Unable to read the signs around her she was lost, confused and ashamed that she could not find her way home.

Will you join us in releasing thousands of African women like Eni from the shame and disadvantage of illiteracy? Will you join us in giving women the gift of literacy, so they too can entrust themselves to God and realise their full potential?

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for the local church partners as they implement the literacy classes at the grass-roots level.
  • Pray for the effective mentorship and training of the staff literacy facilitators.
  • Pray for the women who participate in this program – that they may know and love Jesus as they read his words.
  • Pray that the literacy skills the women acquire will empower them to participate and be a light in their community.

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