With our partner, Alliance Biblique du Congo, we launched our training sessions of the pygmies people who can read and write. These sessions are taking place in Sibiti, in the department of Lékoumou, in Southern Congo.
These natives will be serving as instructors in various literacy centers that we will be opening soon.
All Staff at Espace Opoko is also participating in this training in order to have the necessary knowledge to enable them to continue training other instructors in other communities in the department where the indigenous people live.
This project will teach pygmies’ parents to read and write so that they can become active participants in the education of their children.
With reading being an open window to the world, this project also aims at giving pygmies parents role models and characters to emulate in order to get out of the cultural constraints related to their immediate environment.
First, these centers will encourage parents to become involved in the education of children. Then by involving themselves in reading, parents will serve as role models for their children through teaching by example.
Finally, these centers will allow Pygmy parents to escape the cultural constraints of their environment by discovering other models of life in books.
Special thanks to all the natives who made the trip to participate in this event during this rainy season.