Factors That Affect The Sustainability of Literacy Education Programs
By Safuri Musa
Abstract – Illiterate people in Bazartete Sub District – Liquica District – Timor Leste are estimated more than 42 percent of the total population of 27,115 people (2015). Many efforts have been taken, such as by involving Fatumasi Community Learning Center (CLC) in implementing literacy education programs. Based on the initial assessment results, there were some problems in implementing literacy education at Fatumasi CLC. By taking case study, the purpose of the study is to describe factors that affect the sustainability of literacy education programs at Fatumasi CLC. Theory bases in the study are the concept of literacy education and community learning center. The study result has shown that factors that affect the sustainability of literacy education programs at Fatumasi CLC – Timor Leste had been; lack of dedication of teachers and education personnels, lack of motivation to learn and aspirations of learners, diversity language in the community, limited learning materials and limited community resources. The study concludes that literacy competencies is fundamental skills that should be mastered by each person to be more developed, independent and welfare, including communities in Timor Leste, especially in Bazartete Sub District.
Keywords: literacy education, community learning center