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Meet Desiderata, LFEP trainer, Burundi

Meet Desiderata, LFEP trainer, Burundi 


15 Jun 2018



Desiderata is one of our Literacy Trainers in Burundi and has been with the programme since it began. Desiderata’s work for Mothers’ Union includes training and supporting the literacy facilitators, monitoring and evaluating the impact of the programme and developing and supporting post-literacy initiatives. 

Over the last 10 years, over 100,000 people have joined a Mothers’ Union literacy circle in Burundi with most going on to achieve a recognised literacy level. In Desiderata’s diocese alone, over 10,000 men and women have been part of the Literacy Programme and many have gone on to become accredited literate and numerate. 

In 2010 Desiderata was among a group of Literacy Trainers and Community Development Coordinators who benefited from savings and business skills training which she is now passing on to facilitators in her diocese and through them to accredited learners in the community