Publishing for new readers

In a bid to support a reading culture and overcome the lack of appropriate reading materials for rural people, 17 titles of short stories for new readers were published in four local languages (Lugwara, Luganda, Luo and English). This was part of the Learning for Empowerment Through Training in Ethnographic Research project funded by the DFID-British Council DELPHE. Other project activities included training adult literacy education Trainers of Trainers to be able to train adult literacy facilitators in methods of teaching literacy drawn from the reading and writing practices that go on in the community. The project was a collaboration of the School of Distance and Lifelong Learning with the Centre for Lifelong Learning and Department of Adult and Community Education, Kings College London, Institute of Education, London, University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.