Twenty members of the Truth Faith Church have been presented with certificates of literacy by the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) of the Ministry of Education.
They undertook lessons in financial skills, reading, pronunciation and numeracy as part of the eighteen-month training to enable them manage their businesses.
Mrs Priscilla Mercy Nketsia Akromah, the Accra Metropolitan Coordinator of the NFED, at the presentation of the certificates, said the programme was meant to complement government’s efforts at equipping the unemployed with useful skills.
She said through the efforts of the facilitators, many illiterate parents can now read, write and do calculations, which has enhanced their businesses and urged others to take advantage of the programme.
Mrs Akromah said since the inception of the programme, the NFED has been able to reduce the illiteracy level and made many functionally literate.
The NFED Coordinator called on the graduates to strive to exhibit what they learnt at the training to transform their lives.
She appealed to non-governmental organisations to support the NFED in order to organize more educational programmes for the churches.
Pastor Joseph Anane, a beneficiary of the programme, expressed gratitude to the NFED and the facilitators for their assistance to the church.
He said education has no end and urged unfortunate members of society who could not further their education to enroll onto the NFED programme to enhance their status.
Pastor Anane said the educational department of the church would continue to support those who would want to go further in their education.