Members of the brigade told the the press that they have seen the The National Literacy Program working miracles, from the big picture of reducing the illiteracy rate in the country by 4%, to the individual level when they saw individuals who previously could not read or write proudly write their names after just 5 weeks of instruction.
They also emphasized that the literacy program is doing much more than just teaching people to read and write. “Teaching literacy is a form of constructing consciousness. Literacy allows people to make decisions about their lives and their communities, and it opens space for personal and social change,” said Miriam Oziel Literacy Brigade participant. Read the full press statement here.