Koim happy to read and write after graduating from Ginigoada’s adult literacy programme

Youth & Careers

Alice Koim can now read and write, thanks to Ginigoada Bisnis Foundation’s adult literacy training.
Koim, from Komon village in Jiwaka, was grade 5 dropout.
She was one of the participants who registered for a training session by the foundation.
Although she could read a little, she was functional illiterate.
Functional Illiterates can read words but they cannot comprehend their meanings, synthesise information or make decisions based on what they have read.
Koim believed that the opportunity would give her a chance to read and write properly.
“Learning to read and write has always been on my mind,” she said.
Her husband, Andrew, is a PMV driver in Port Moresby.
Andrew not only gave her encouraging words but supported by helping her with her homework every night for four weeks.
His encouragement and support motivated Alice to help herself and achieve her dream.
On Nov 30 last year, 19 women received a certificate in adult literacy. Koim was in the group.
Receiving a certificate with her own name on it meant the world to Koim.
Completing the training and graduating was fulfilment of her dream.
Koim said she was excited and was looking forward to read and write to learn more.

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