In an effort to reduce illiteracy rate in country the Sierra Leone Adult Education Association (SLADEA) has embarked on massive adult education drive in Waterloo, Mile 91, Makeni, Bo, and Bonthe to facilitate functional literacy and skills training to promote critical civic awareness, peace building and human rights.
Speaking to Awoko in an exclusive the Chief Executive Officer of SLADEA, Sheik Kawusu Mansaray, intimated that adult education could rapidly reduce the high illiteracy rate in the country as most youths and adults were still recovering from the war. Mr Mansaray added that his organisation was responding to the current socio-economic challenges of the disadvantaged youths and adults who were rebuilding and regaining their self esteem.
He noted that functional literacy and skills training would be an integral part in the accelerated literacy programme. He however lamented that government was not doing enough to support adult education programme for war-affected youths and adults who were finding it very difficult to absorb into the mainstream programmes to enable them become self reliant.