The literacy programme was started in 1999 in five local languages; the Kisukuma and Kinyakyusa as basic literacy and Kimashami, Kimochi and Kivunjo as transition literacy; all these literacy programmes stopped, reasons being; lack of financial resources. It was not until 2016 when the literacy programme was re-established by the help of UBS with the support of the Bible Society of Finland. This programme will continue in the duration of this strategic plan. At the moment the programme has been restarted in Kikaguru because it has recently been funded. During 2018- 2022, BST intends to cover literacy classes in Kihehe, Cigogo and Kidatooga. One of the key outcomes of the programme is the introduction of Sunday services in local languages and publication of hymn books in local languages for languages such as Kimashami, Kimochi, Kivunjo, Kiiraqw, Kidatooga Kikaguru. The BST continued to run literacy classes in 2013, in Chigogo, with 27classes with attendance of 540.
- Watu wazima 317 wajifunza kusoma, kuandika March 17, 2020
- Wanakisomo wa Elimu ya watu wazima katika msemo wa Kikaguru February 4, 2020