Alfalit Liberia has begun orientation of new adult learners across it newly established literacy centers in communities that are expected to benefit from the 2019 literacy program.
During the weekend, Alfalit Liberia’s Literacy and training supervisor, Mr. Jerome Williams along with Upper Montserrado County coordinator, Mr. Dennis Boakai visited the Lodestar 1, Jacob Town community and briefed the prospective students about the prospects of the Alfalit program and the importance of one learning how to read and write.
Addressing the students and the local community leaders, Mr. Jerome Williams told the students that “the program is tuition free with all the books provided by Alfalit” and called the students and the community to take the program seriously and take ownership.
“We are here today because of you, we want you to learn. You do not have to be the president or community leader or reach the highest level in education, but once you know how to read and write you are educated; that is what we call functional literacy.
“We from our end we have our part to play, the community leaders have their part to play and you the students got your part to play to make sure this program is working well in the community.” Mr. Williams said.
This year, Alfalit Liberia is increasing its 51 literacy centers from 51 to 75, thereby setting up eight new centers and increasing the number of beneficiaries from 3 thousand to 4,000 adult learners.
Also speaking, the chairperson of the Lonestar Community #1, Mr. Roosevelt Whyee, he thanked Alfalit Liberia for establishing an educational program in their community which he said is helping uneducated people learn how to read and write.
Mr. Whyee then encouraged the adult learners to be focused reminding them that “it is not too late to learn”.
He further pledged the community leadership fullest support to Alfalit literacy program within their program.