Literacy and Scripture Engagement
Pastor Sanu had always been eager to learn, but financial constraints prevented him from attending school. Then he received literacy training through The Institute of Sierra Leonean Languages (TISLL) and qualified to teach Krio at the junior secondary school in his village. “I am forever grateful to God and TISLL. I was a nobody but now I am a somebody. My wife and several members in my church are now literate in Krio and can read the Krio Bible.”
Bible translation in local languages is pivotal if people are to deeply engage in the Word of God. Though many are eager to know God’s Word better, low literacy rates among the Krio people prevent them from reading Scripture for themselves.
The focus of the Krio literacy and Scripture engagement program is to transform lives through literacy and the reading of God’s Word in the mother tongue. Since 1985, more than 25 literacy centers have been founded. Plans are to establish 15 new centers and develop and print new materials, including story books, primers and teacher’s guides.
“I am forever grateful to God and TISLL. I was a nobody but now I am a somebody.”