Literacy classes

According to figures in the 2015 Human Development Report published by the United Nations Development Programme, between 2005 and 2013, only 36.8 % of Central Africans aged 15 and older could, “with understanding, both read and write a short simple statement on their everyday life.”

In order to contribute to reducing the illiteracy rate, Siloé School offers literacy and digitization classes. Those interested are required to pay CFAF 1,000 (about $1.7) a month during nine months. However, orphans and widows can take those classes free of charge. 42 people were able to conclude the training during the 2014-2015 school year.

The first testimonies are encouraging and reveal that, thanks to those classes, several people could overcome some inferiority complex vis-à-vis those who could read and write before them. One of the reasons why some of them enrolled for those classes was the necessity to use a mobile phone by dialing the phone numbers of their interlocutors, thus gaining some level of independence.


For more information, please click on the links below:

Siloé School: Helping those with less resources to have access to education

Contributing to the fight against spiritual, material and intellectual poverty

Initial results are encouraging

More children enrolled than planned

215 orphans covered by P.A.S. HOPFAN

English classes

Civic education

Bible teaching

Literacy classes

Bible Institute

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