Here is a testimony from Mrs. Doreen Sichilindi from our ESL class. Doreen is a fast learner and has been in the phonics program since 2010. She is top in her class at decoding, proving, and reading.
"My name is Doreen N. Sichilindi. I was a person who could not read in front of people because my reading was so bad. So I stopped going to government schools in Grade 8 in 1997. Now I am 27 years old, married with three children...I came to Baptist Adult Literacy School 4th February, 2009.
One day my husband came back from work and he said, "you must go back to school!" I was surprised because he was a man who didn't want me to go back to school. Next day I sat with my friend and I told her that my husband wanted me to go back to school. She said, "I am also going to school. Don't you know?"... I decided to go with her to Baptist Adult Literacy School (BALM).
Now I'm improving in everything I learn at school and I want God to help me to understand his Word and to understand English very well. Please pray for me to be able to finish my course."