420 Ngororero district residents graduated from adult literacy program and were awarded certificates in a program run by Pentecostal Church of Rwanda (ADEPR).
The graduates received their certificates of merit amidst excitement and jubilations. They also demonstrated their skills of reading and writing and hailed the ADEPR church for its support.
The grandaunts said that the certificates will compensate for what they lost time during their teenage years and enable them to become better citizens in the community.
The program was run the Rwanda Pentecostal Church (ADEPR) in partnership of Global Communities in the project of Adult Education USAID-Ejo Heza.
“I was kind of person living in darkness to the extent that I could not even read a letter addressed to me and I would go with someone to vote for me during elections, but through this program, I can now read my bible, and I can read and understand sign posts and announcements,” testifies Adrien Munyabakwiye.
Daforoza Nyirahabimana, 40, another beneficiary said: “I have never felt any better than having this certificate in my hands. We wasted and lost a lot because of not attending school as teenagers, but this is compensation for now”
While awarding certificates to the graduates, Vincent Nkundimana the coordinator Of Global Communities in Ngororero and Nyanza districts said that “development can easily be attainable when one has acquired literacy skills.
ADEPR in Ngororero district has made a commitment to promoting adult literacy programs and called on adults, especially senior citizens to join the program as a way of promoting the social welfare of residents.