Literacy rate remains low due to poverty and prolonged conflicts.  This has resulted in children being heads of households and abandoning school for economic reasons.  ARDR is helping people recognize the importance of education so the next generation will not be illiterate, live in poverty or live in ignorance.  

Functional literacy is part of the foundation for their holistic approach to helping Rwandans grow out of poverty.  They provide adults with basic literacy skills…a gift of reading and writing that opens doors and they provide children with the gift of formal education (which is discussed under the Children’s Education & Health Care Section).