According to UNICEF (2008), the literacy rate in Chad is 41 percent for adult males and 13 percent for adult females. The percentage of children attending primary school is 41 percent for males and 31 percent for females. Secondary school attendance is noted as 23 percent for males and 7 percent for females.
The actual figures are much lower for the Dadjo people. The Dadjo are mostly subsistence farmers with some owning small businesses in the town of Mongo. The Chadian government is encouraging the development of local languages and their incorporation into the education system, but it generally lacks the funding and expertise to accomplish such a task independently. The Fédération des Associations pour la Promotion et le Développement des Langues du Guéra (FAPLG), one of several NGOs engaged in language development work, is currently working with the Dadjo to promote literacy and literature production.
There are Scripture portions now available to the Dadjo and a translation work is occurring. In addition, the AET church of Chad has done mission work amongst among the Dadjo.
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