Participants in the New Jersey 2017 5K Fun Run

5K Freedom Run for Literacy

Helping non-readers in Africa and Colombia walk across the …

About two dozen supporters participated in a 5K fun run in Audubon, N.J., on a beautiful September morning.  They and their supporters were helping us toward our fund-raising goal of $5,000 to print Kingwana (Congo Swahili) language tutor training materials.

If you would like to contribute to our project, follow this link. All proceeds support Bridge to Reading of One Mission Society (project #407800).

Helping in black and white

Many OMS village churches in Africa have only a weathered board that serves as a chalkboard for tutoring.  In 2016 Bridge to Reading began raising money to provide chalkboards to replace the weathered boards Enough money was raised in 2017 to provide 25 chalkboards for a few of the hundreds of churches in Burundi and the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  At the same time OMS supporters gave enough money so literacy students in the Central African Republic could have personal slates and chalk as learning tools.

A tutor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo writes on the improvised chalk board typical of ones used by African churches.