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Thousands Learn to Read and Write

In 2011, Jehovah’s Witnesses helped more than 5,700 people to become literate.

Ghana:

During the past 25 years, we have helped more than 9,000 learn to read and write.

Zambia:

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!

Peru:

A 55-year-old student wrote: “I never thought I would learn to read and write because my parents never sent me to school.

Mozambique:

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.

Solomon Islands:

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.