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"Imagine Ìsoyà: A life transforming functional literacy project in South-western Nigeria"
Abstract: This brief account presents the outcome of an externally funded adult literacy project of a University-based rural development programme in South-western Nigeria. Employing a reflective form of writing, the report provides a historical antecedent of the Isoya Rural Development Programme of the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. It goes further to outline the process of implementing a functional literacy project funded by the United States based International Reading Association (IRA). The paper, therefore, tells the success stories of the project since inception by highlighting the participatory approaches employed in enhancing the sustainability of the adult class.
Keywords: Functional adult literacy, International Reading Association, reflexive writing, participatory, sustainability.