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Support the Yawo Literacy Program

How your gift will help

The Bible Society of Malawi launched a new Yao Bible in 2014. In order for the Yao Bible to be meaningfully used to the advantage of the Yao people it will be dependent on the majority of the Yao people being literate to read their Bible. To maximise the use of Yao Bible, the Bible Society of Malawi is seeking to partner with local Churches to offer literacy training to non-reading Christians and non-Christian Yao people to prepare them to read their Bible

The desk research by the marketing team of the Bible Society of Malawi revealed that the literacy rates among the Yao people especially among women is far much lower than earlier thought. On the ground Yao people literacy rates are 35% (overall) 42% (male) and 28% (female). The Yao people are mostly fishermen and peasant farmers and live along the shores of Lake Malawi.

This project will help beneficiaries to read and write, consequently the Yawo Bible will not be a closed book to them but an open book!

Be part of the supporters who wish to make the Yawo Bible open to many Yawo speakers who cannot write and read. Your financial contribution towards the project will help in procuring learning materials for the learners.