World Vision Zambia out to reduce illiteracy levels

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World Vision-Zambia has restated its commitment to working with government in reducing the high illiteracy levels among children in the country.

World Vision-Zambia Technical Advisor for Education Luonde Choolwe said to this effect, her organisation has embarked on an education strategy aimed at improving the literacy levels among children in society.

Ms. Choolwe explained that the programme, which is being implemented in all its 40 areas development programmes in ten provinces, was aimed at identifying illiterate children especially the most vulnerable in society.

She disclosed that World Vision has already procured and delivered a total of 43 television sets, video literature learning programmes and software books for the same literacy project.

Ms. Choolwe hoped that the education strategy programme that her organisation has come up with will assist in addressing the high illiteracy levels in some parts of the country.

She said this in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today shortly after the official launch of Lubuto Library in Garden compound.

The Lubuto Library programme is being jointly implemented by World Vision and the Lubuto library project Zambia.

And Lubuto Library Project Programme Manager, Precious Chisebuka, said her project aimed at encouraging children to read in their local languages and to assess their mastery.

Ms. Chisebuka also said Lubuto Library Project will endeavour to ensure that more vulnerable children access the library in order to advance their learning skills.

She has since appealed to parents in Garden compound and surrounding areas to encourage their children to access the library.