SHARE continues to work toward reducing illiteracy in Turkanaland through the Adult Literacy (AL) ministry. AL’s ultimate purpose is to enable the Turkana people in the churches we plant to read the Bible for themselves.
SHARE has established a total of 30 AL classes in remote villages across Turkanaland, with a total of 1,004 students (as of February 2021) attending functional classes on a weekly basis. Sessions are provided Monday through Friday – at least 3 hours each day – primarily to shepherd boys and girls. Many students receive Christ as Savior through reading of the Bible with the help of their teachers. In 2020 alone, 47 students graduated from the program and can now read in write on their own! Students are given a hard-copy Bible and encouraged to join Lighthouses upon graduation.
Those who have benefited from the program since its inception in 2001 are now taking leadership roles in their churches. A total of 14 AL students have become Sunday School teachers. A total of 272 AL students are participating in DMM Lighthouses, and 42 are Champions of their own Lighthouses. They are reading and teaching the Bible in their own language to their own people!
The joy of witnessing Turkana adults in remote villages read and write is almost unspeakable!