Illawarra Christian School

Bike for Bibles

 4th - 6th May 2019

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Illawarra Christian School students are riding for literacy

Let's transform lives through literacy!

The Illawarra Christian School has participated in Bike for Bibles since 2007. The ride from Canberra to Wollongong is over three days and covers nearly 300kms. The ride is open to high school students as well as parents and grandparents from the school community. This year we are fundraising for Bible Society's Literacy for Women in Africa project.

Bible Society Australia are partnering with the Bible Societies of four countries in eastern and southern Africa, to provide literacy skills to women and girls who otherwise wouldn't be able to read the scriptures in their mother tongue. Keep reading to learn more about this project!

If you would like to learn more about Bible Society Australia, head to biblesociety.org.au

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Why are we riding?

For women in ethnic minority communities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania, illiteracy not only brings humiliation but vulnerability. They cannot read labels or prescriptions. They cannot understand legal documents or sign their name. They are excluded from many employment opportunities. They cannot read the Bible in their own language to understand God’s love for them.

We are riding so we can help in two ways:

  1. To provide literacy skills education to women and girls who are speakers of 16 minority languages in four countries in eastern and southern Africa.
  2. To train literacy facilitators and supervisors.

Best of all, by giving these women and girls the skills to read in their mother tongue it will also make the Scriptures available to them for the first time.

Will you help women in Africa receive the life-changing love, freedom and redemption that comes from reading God’s word?