The Literacy for Life Project
The Literacy for Life Project provides illiterate adults with fundamental reading, writing, mathematical, basic life and business skills. It is conducted as a partnership with church and community organisations in several Mozambican provinces with low literacy rates. During the course, participants are provided with their own Bible (often the only form of literature available).
Learning materials are presented in 8 modules and incorporate Portuguese and local languages. This ensures that participants receive the socio-economic benefits of understanding the national language whilst remaining connected with their cultural heritage. Basic life skills and skills that enable employment or self-employment are incorporated into the Project.
The Mission Educate Technical Institute began in 2018, offering courses in Agriculture and Civil Engineering to 200 trainees. The first cohort of trainees completed their diploma courses in 2021, with 173 trainees graduating.
Training at the Mission Educate Technical Institute uses a competency-based model, ensuring that trainees receive theoretical training and practical application experience.