With nearly 300 million illiterate adults, India is the most illiterate nation on earth.
“Even though we have eyes, we lived like blind people.”
–an Adult Literacy Class student
When you’re illiterate, you’re not just blind to reading and writing. You’re blind to being cheated in your wages, the need for healthy food and good hygiene, your own rights, your children's need for education... the list could go on and on.
Graduates of Adult Literacy Classes walk out with holistically changed lives. In addition to learning 5th-grade level reading, writing, and math, students are empowered with the knowledge needed to save money and increase income. They learn about healthy eating, good hygiene, and social ills such as devaluing daughters. In addition to being set free from the confines of illiteracy, students hear the hope of the Gospel.
Adult Literacy Classes open doors communities and have the power to change lives. Check out this story to see for yourself: