CKC Sponsored Child Saverine Learns Reading Skills

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At her home, Saverine has created a reading board. She loves teaching her brothers and sisters what she’s learning about reading and writing. Saverine is 12 years old, and she recently learned how to read through a reading club supported by Covenant Kids Congo.

“The reading club has motivated me to go further and it has made of me a good reader in the church,” Saverine said. “I do not know only reading and writing but understanding the content of what I am reading.”

Saverine is a CKC sponsored child and the third of five children in her family. She recently joined a reading club in her neighborhood. At reading clubs, children practice reading and writing, study Bible verses, and sing songs to reinforce lessons. Books are a rare resource in this remote area of DR Congo, so it’s significant that reading clubs make books available to children. And all children are welcome to attend reading clubs, regardless of whether their family can afford to send them to school.

The CKC program has helped start 11 reading clubs in Gemena, DR Congo, training 30 community volunteers to manage them.

Saverine has excelled through her reading club. After only three months, she had made wonderful strides in her reading comprehension. Now she serves on the reading team at her church.

“This has helped me to know how to read, understand, and write,” Saverine said.

Saverine is Covenant Pastor Dean Honnette’s sponsored child! They met when Dean came to Congo this June.

Saverine’s story is highlighted in the latest CKC Report! Read the full report here. If you’d like to sponsor a child like Saverine, visit the CKC sponsorship site.


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