Can you imagine going back to kindergarten to learn how to read and write as an adult? It may sound out of this world, but when you’ve grown up having learned to do neither, it’s a step in the right direction. Lingson is a brilliant young man in Malawi who has managed to become his village’s headman. Unfortunately, because he never learned to read or write, he felt inadequate as a leader.

Lingson himself said “Being illiterate is like a disease because you miss most important things.” By God’s grace, the Y-Malawi Adult Education Program came to his village and he decided to join. Through this program, Lingson became better equipped as his village headman by taking lessons with other adults to learn reading and writing. In gratitude, he said “The coming of Y-Malawi with Adult Education Program has helped a lot of people, including myself. I can now read and write a lot of things.”

His testimony is one amongst many that Y-Malawi is helping through the Adult Education Program. Since many people are discouraged to return to school after such a long time, this program breaks down the stigma against adult students and gives them the opportunity to begin their learning journey once more. It shows us that it is never too late to begin learning something new. 

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