PALM has developed materials for teaching basic literacy in many languages in East and central Africa. In Kenya we have materials in twelve languages and have a similar number in Tanzania. Other countries where our materials are being used are Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and South Sudan.
English As a Second Language
We also have materials for Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) developed in partnership with Literacy & Evangelism International. This particular series “Using Every day English” has been developed with the learners and facilitators (of (ESL) from Africa in mind. The series also comes with an accompanying soundtrack for guiding both the facilitator and the learner.
• a basic numeracy learner and facilitator numeracy manual.
• a shell book on HIV and AIDS that has been translated into Swahili, kamba and Maasai.
PALM conducts 5 day on site workshops to train literacy workers who intend to use our materials for teaching basic literacy. This training takes the literacy facilitator through various topics such as: class organization, teaching of numeracy and writing, the adult learner and records keeping among others.
If you are starting a literacy program, call us for advice or design of your program. We also design literacy programs that have an evangelist approach for churches. We have worked with Bible Societies in many nations in Africa. This is a 3 day or five day workshop that is meant for literacy program coordinators. Topics include: the literacy cycle, workshop organization, learner recruitment, and record keeping among others. This workshop will suit those who intending to be trainers or coordinators of literacy programs.
Since November 2013, PALM in Partnership with IDAY International and the Directorate of Adult & Continuing Education (DACE) of the Ministry of Education is carrying out a three-year EU Funded project on Education/Literacy for Young Domestic Workers in Kenya PALM is the current Chair of the Working Group on NFE –a think tank that brings together the NSAs in literacy and the DACE and we are also Members of the Working Group on Non Formal Education (WGNFE) at the Association for Development of Education in Africa (ADEA). The National Director of PALM is a member of the Advisory Committee on Literacy for the County Government of Nairobi.
We welcome individuals who are active in the field of literacy and would like to become a PALM Literacy Associate to apply.
We also have opportunities for volunteers in various fields either with us or our partners.
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