By Aamon Butao
Government through the ministry of gender, community development and social welfare has disclosed that adult literacy lessons have greatly transformed peoples’ lives.
Deputy Minister of the line ministry Agness Nkusankhoma said this on Thursday during the commemorations of this year’s International Literacy Day in Balaka district.
Nkusankhoma said men and women who have gone through the adult literacy lessons have ventured into businesses which have improved their livelihoods.
According to Nkusankhoma many have joined village savings and loans and making juices from locally found fruits.
According to the deputy minister the adult education ensures that no one is left behind when it comes to reading and writing.
She said the country cannot afford to lose a significant population due to knowledge gap, hence the initiative to empower them to actively participate in the national development.
NKusankhoma expressed her delight after observing that a lot of women were taking part in the lessons.
She expressed hope that by 2025 over two million people will have benefited from the adult literacy learning.
One of the beneficiaries Adidya Bwanali said she is happy to have learnt how to read and write and knowledge on entrepreneurship.
In his remarks secretary for UNESCO in the country David Mulera said since the project was launched in 1966, million lives have changed.