But, using the alphabet for their language and a reading method developed by missionaries, primary school students from some languages in northern Ghana have started learning to read in their own language. A year ago, these school children could not read a single word. Today almost all reading short stories. Having mastered reading in their language, they will now bridge to Ghana’s official language, English. Experience has shown that they will be more successful in English after starting in their mother tongue. Not only that, they will be able to read the Bible in their language.
The blessings brought by missionaries have spilled over into education. That will, in turn reduce poverty and misery.
(Photos courtesy of J. Yacubu, GILLBT)
Celebrating a successful program