Sierra Leone Adult Education Association (SLADEA) and other government initiatives of empowering the rural women in making them become self-supportive have started a five days training for women in Kenema district.
Addressing participants the Executive Secretary of SLADEA Sheku Kawuso Mansaray disclosed that the Association was founded in 1978 as a National organization comprising adult educators and agencies, promoting literacy skills in Sierra Leone in order to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities and societies through functional adult education.
Sheku Kawuso Mansaray says SLADEA provides extensive opportunity for non-literates aimed at combating the high literacy rate in Sierra Leone and improvise skills needed to find the way out of poverty.
He says SLADEA also focuses on education for out of school children and youths, live skills, adult literacy, education for adults, all geared towards expanding their learning opportunities, skills and general cultural knowledge before encouraging participants to put into practice skills acquired from the training in the interest of the state.
In his statement the lead facilitator from Ghana Nana Kua Adams maintained that the workshop will help build the capacity of SLADEA’s team agro ecology techniques through the training of small scale rural women farmers in the eastern region.
He further stated that participants at the end of the training are expected to acquire the skills and knowledge in agro ecology in the interest of the nation. He called on all and sundry to take the training seriously adding knowledge is power.
By Saffa Moriba