At school in Senegal, Famata had to learn and study in French even though it wasn’t the language she knew or spoke at home. Frustrated with her inability to completely understand what she was studying, she eventually told her mother that she was going to quit school. And then, at 14 years old, Famata became pregnant. Because of her frustrations in school and money running low, she dropped out. But when Wycliffe began funding a Manjak literacy program in Famata’s village, men and women in the community – including Famata – were invited to learn how to read and write their own language. Now Famata is excited to read and write again, and is taking hold of that with both hands.
Wycliffe’s mission is to see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by 2025.