Case Study: Salome Atera
Salome is a 52-year-old mother of 14 children but sadly 9 have passed away.
When she joined the adult class, she was unable to read or write, but through gritty determination and hard work, she has learnt to hold a pen and can now write her name and sign documents with clarity and understanding and can read simple English sentences.
Salome is a good learner and supporter of the adult literacy class. Through her active advocacy in the community she has encouraged more learners to join the class. Her greatest desire is to speak fluent English and to be able to write clearly. Through her commitment and regular attendance at the class, she has become a jewel to admire in the village.
Her determination has boosted her self-esteem and she has become a group leader in The One Acre Fund, one of our community programmes. With her new found confidence she communicates with members of a diverse community with ease and light humour.
Being a Christian, Salome loves to read her bible and says she is looking forward to improving daily in her speech, reading and writing capabilities.