Can you even imagine for a moment what your life would be like if you could not read? Florence Cheptoo, who lives in a village in rural Kenya, learned to read at age 60 when her granddaughter began to bring books home from school.
Where there is a school and a library in a community, they become central places for learning. There are resources in the community when grandmothers and others advocate for literacy training. Teachers will often offer literacy classes for those in the community who wish to learn.
Florence’s world has opened up and she now has more control over her own life. Read more about Florence’s literacy journey by clicking here.
We can let our Members of Parliament know that we want to support the building of strong national education systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Consider writing a letter to your MP to support funding for the Global Partnership for Education. A sample letter can be found here.