Established since 2004 – NPO 050-511

The Steve Morris Literacy Project was started by the Presbyterian Beach Mission Church in Durban, KZN, South Africa in 2004 to bring the love of God through Jesus Christ to the Durban Beachfront community. This coincided with a desire by the Morris family to improve the English literacy of a Zulu friend and to create an ABET programme to uplift members of the local community so that they would be better able to find work.

Frequently local press reports and editorials at the time (and since) drawing attention to the enormous numbers of illiterate people in KwaZulu Natal Province spurred our efforts: there are said to be more than 1.5 million of them in KwaZulu Natal out of a population of 10 million.