Friday, May 20, 2011

STEP course

Lukas (man second from the front in striped shirt) is the literacy worker for the Gwahatike language on the Rai Coast.  He came to Ukarumpa the beginning of May for a STEP course – Strengthening Tok Ples (vernacular) Education in Papua New Guinea.  It was a computer course to help literacy workers design literacy materials for their area.  Only about 20% of the people on the Rai Coast are able to read.  For many of the participants in the STEP course this was the first time they used a computer.