Uganda: Holistic Literacy Skills


This project aims at developing literacy skills among non-literate Kupsapiiny, Ma’di and Ng’akarajong speakers, empowering them with literacy skills so they can develop holistically and engage with the Bible.

The literacy levels in Uganda are about 70%, especially in urban centres. In sub-regions like Karamoja, Sebie and Ma’di, literacy levels have remained low despite the reported economic growth of the country.

Literacy skills are crucial to help these communities liberate themselves from poverty, as well as holistic training sessions, which are equally vital for their self-improvement.

The higher rate of illiteracy has also meant that some newly translated Bible portions in the Sabiiny, Ma’di and Karamoja sub-regions were not received as warmly as hoped, as the non-literate communities could not access God’s word. If the Bible is to be read and engaged with meaningfully, then the people need to be literate. Translated Scriptures and Bible resources will be left futile if the community can’t read.


  • 70.2% adult literacy rate in Uganda
  • 70% of Kupsapiiny speakers are Christian
  • 92% of the Ma’di people are Christians

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