|Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) Curriculum (German Adult Education Association - UNICEF - UNESCO, 1996, 65 p.)|
The development of this Curriculum is the result of the involvement of various committed and specialised people at various stages.
It tries to address the needs of the people identified in the Needs Assessment Survey which was carried out in the districts of Apac, Hoima, Kabarole, Mbarara, Mpigi, Mukono, Iganga and Kamuli between June and October, 1992.
We wish to pay tribute to all those who have been involved in the process of producing this book which is recommended for use in Uganda to guide all those involved in integrated functional literacy activities.
Special mention must be made of the following to whom we are greatly indebted for their special contribution: Mrs. Alice Nankya Ndidde of the Institute of Adult and Continuing Education, Mr. G. Obbo-Katandi of the National Curriculum Development Centre, Mr. David Kiyimba of Basic Education for National Development, Ministry of Education and Sports, and the Project Technical Advisor, Mr. Anthony Okech.
We are greatly indebted to Mr. James M. Rwabeire-Baira, Director for Community Development for his wise supervision and guidance. Thanked also are members of the Programme Secretariat; the late Mrs. M. Dungu, then Project Training Officer; Mr. D. Okoth-Owor, then Project Co-ordinator; and Ms. Evelyn Nyakoojo, Gender Specialist who incorporated gender issues in this curriculum in consultation with Mrs. Alice Nankya Ndidde and Mr. Tabaro Sinaruhamagaye.
We wish to express our gratitude and indebtedness to UNICEF-Uganda with special mention of Dr. Aklilu Lemma, the then Country Representative and Mr. Fred Ogwal-Oyee, Assistant Programme Officer, Basic Education and Child Protection. We also pay gratitude to Mr. Peter Sohr, Liaison Officer, German Adult Education Association (D.V.V.) especially for his personal commitment to Adult Education and Functional Literacy in the country. It is difficult to see how this Curriculum would have been developed, written and printed without the continued support and assistance by both UNICEF and D.V.V.
We are particularly grateful to the Minister, his Deputy and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government for their full backing and continued support, encouragement and unwavering commitment to the goals and aspirations of the Integrated Non-Formal Basic Education Pilot Project.
Lastly but by no means least, we wish to sincerely thank all those people, too many to mention by name, who contributed in one way or another to the development of this Integrated Functional Literacy Curriculum. Despite the help of all those mentioned above, we are solely responsible for any errors that may be found in this book.