Assessing The Application Of Literacy Skills Towards Poverty Alleviation By Graduates Of The National Literacy Programme In Oshikoto Region, Namibia

Abstract

This study assessed the application of literacy skills towards poverty alleviation by graduates of the National Literacy Programme in Oshikoto region, Namibia. The study addressed three major questions that were regarded important in understanding how the use of literacy skills is contributing to poverty alleviation in the lives of the participants. The questions looked at the skills the literacy programme graduates in Oshikoto region acquired; how literacy skills acquired are used and the challenges preventing graduates from using skills acquired in order to alleviate poverty in their lives.

The study employed a qualitative approach with a phenomenological design to answer its research questions. Judgement sampling was used to select information-rich participants for the study. The researcher utilized one-on-one interviews and observations to collect data from 12 literacy programme graduates. Data collected from participants through interviews and observation was then analysed using the thematic content analysis method.

The findings of the study indicated that entrepreneurial, numeracy and communication in English skills were the most acquired skills by literacy programme graduates. The graduates are aware of the need to use the literacy skills they acquired and remain willing to use them in order to improve their living standard and alleviate poverty. Furthermore, the results show that failure to apply literacy skills is caused mostly by lack of finance. The results also produced new insight regarding how the literacy programme’s curriculum can further be strengthened with skills that will significantly equip graduates to enable them to alleviate poverty in their lives.

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APA

ALFEUS, E (2021). Assessing The Application Of Literacy Skills Towards Poverty Alleviation By Graduates Of The National Literacy Programme In Oshikoto Region, Namibia. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-application-of-literacy-skills-towards-poverty-alleviation-by-graduates-of-the-national-literacy-programme-in-oshikoto-region-namibia

MLA 8th

ALFEUS, EMILIA "Assessing The Application Of Literacy Skills Towards Poverty Alleviation By Graduates Of The National Literacy Programme In Oshikoto Region, Namibia" Afribary. Afribary, 27 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-application-of-literacy-skills-towards-poverty-alleviation-by-graduates-of-the-national-literacy-programme-in-oshikoto-region-namibia. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

MLA7

ALFEUS, EMILIA . "Assessing The Application Of Literacy Skills Towards Poverty Alleviation By Graduates Of The National Literacy Programme In Oshikoto Region, Namibia". Afribary, Afribary, 27 Apr. 2021. Web. 18 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-application-of-literacy-skills-towards-poverty-alleviation-by-graduates-of-the-national-literacy-programme-in-oshikoto-region-namibia >.

Chicago

ALFEUS, EMILIA . "Assessing The Application Of Literacy Skills Towards Poverty Alleviation By Graduates Of The National Literacy Programme In Oshikoto Region, Namibia" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 18, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-application-of-literacy-skills-towards-poverty-alleviation-by-graduates-of-the-national-literacy-programme-in-oshikoto-region-namibia