Skip to main content

What's it like to start reading at 60?

What's it like to start reading at 60?

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.

 

Share

Twitter Icon Very glad to see 🇨🇦 endorse the Girls' Education Declaration at the Foreign and Development Ministerial meeting… https://t.co/RvRu6sZugT 2 hours 48 min ago

Twitter Icon RT : "Where you live should not determine whether you live, and global solidarity is central to saving lives and protect… https://t.co/ozQ3xoJt8m 3 hours 13 min ago