You can be involved by praying for the international volunteers who training tutors and teaching adults and adolescents to read in Africa and South America. To receive prayer updates write to our director, Dr. James Kigamwa at B2R@onemissionsociety.org
If you have experience teaching adults to read, you can apply to go as a volunteer trainer. Contact Dr. Kigamwa for more information.
Each year we host Walk/Run for Literacy events. Under the Banner, “Were running so others can walk across the bridge to literacy,” participants have used social medial and word of mouth to invite friends to sponsor them. Donations have provided transportation, housing and meals for volunteers in Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to attend literacy training.
We participated in a Freedom Run at the OMS Missions Conference in Greenwood, IN, in June and held one more in September in Audubon, NJ.
This year’s fund-raising goal (as yet unmet) is $5,000 so we can pay to print Kingwana (Congo Swahili) tutor training manuals. We estimate it will cost about $5 per book to have them printed and bound in the region.
You also can directly support Bridge to Reading with your donations either by mail or online.
To teach one person to read, donate $12
To print 10 books of trainers books, donate $50.
To teach 10 people to read, donate $120
To train a tutor in a new region, donate $230
To give, make checks payable to One Mission Society project #407800 and send to PO Box 1648, Monument , CO, 80132-1648, or to give online, follow this secure link: https://www.mercycompassion.org/literacy. The Bridge to Reading project number is 407800
One Mission Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit (charitable) mission organization and a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Because of OMS’ tax-exempt status, donations may be tax-deducible.