Somalia's Rural Literacy Campaign


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Only a fraction of Somalia's population could read or write in the early 1970s. So the military government launched a hugely ambitious literacy campaign. What was unusual was that many of the teachers were schoolchildren - sent into the countryside to teach adults. Hear from one of those teachers - Abdirahman Abtidon - who was 14 at the time. (Photo: Literacy class in 1974.)

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