What is a Church-based literacy program?

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A Church-based literacy program has the local church or other religious institution as the primary institutional support system for carrying out the program.

Indicating conditions

Here are some conditions that indicate the choice of a Church-based literacy program:

  • An effective church infrastructure exists to deliver the program.
  • There is strong church interest in mother-tongue religious literature.
  • There is church readiness to promote literacy.
  • A finished or nearly finished body of religious literature has been prepared for popular use.
Program goals

Here are some typical program goals of a Church-based literacy program:

  • To promote literacy
  • To promote access to and use of available religious literature
  • To further other institutional goals of the sponsoring religious body
Possible strategies and activities

Here are some recommended possible strategies and activities for a Church-based literacy program:

See also

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