Our Basic Tenets
Our Basic Tenets
Lit Initiative is a Community-Based Organisaton (CBO) that is focused on promoting functional literacy among young adults in Kilifi County.
THE CORE TEAM
Lit Initiative is a Community-Based Organization (CBO) that is focused on promoting functional literacy among young adults in Kilifi County and beyond.
We are passionate about making sure that every young adult can effectively interact with the information and the world around them.
To us, functional literacy is five key things:
We create awareness and encourage young adults in Kilifi County to appreciate the value of learning through our functional literacy programs.
Our work brings these young adults who have been left behind to join the table. By helping them know how to read & write, speak English and Swahili fluently, do basic Math, use digital devices, manage monies wisely, become active citizens and instill in them life skills, they gain the power to express themselves and interact more effectively with the environment around them.
More importantly, we transform their lives by providing them with knowledge, skills, mentorship and even job opportunities so that they acquire the knowledge and attitude they need to lead improved lives.
There are many young people in Kilifi County (and most of the Kenyan coast) who are marginalised because they didn’t have the chance to complete school or further their education. This has had many effects – including widening the inequality gap, reducing their participation in governance and making their lives less fulfilling.
Our niche is to solely illuminate the lives of those young adults to whom basic and quality education is a far-fetched dream.
We want every young adult in Kenya to be lit!
We are out to spread literacy regardless of one’s age.
We empower young adults with various skills for better daily living.
We encourage school-going students to finish their literacy journeys.