In 2011, Jehovah’s Witnesses helped more than 5,700 people to become literate.
During the past 25 years, we have helped more than 9,000 learn to read and write.
Since 2002, nearly 12,000 have improved their literacy skills. Agnes, 82 years of age, says: “When congregation literacy classes were announced, I was happy to enroll. At the first lesson, I learned to write my own name!”
A 55-year-old student wrote: “I never thought I would learn to read and write because my parents never sent me to school.”
More than 19,000 have learned to read during the past 15 years. A student named Felizarda said: “It makes me happy that now I can find and read Bible texts to others. That was very difficult for me before.”
Our branch office writes: “In the past, many living in isolated areas did not have access to schools. Also, few daughters received a formal education. Therefore, adults have benefited from the literacy classes. After completing the course, many have more confidence in themselves.”