Ghana, as late as 1984, had about 5.6 million adult illiterates and 2.5 million school drop-outs with the majority being rural folks, especially women. Therefore, it became evident that drastic measures needed to be employed to curb the problem of illiteracy. Through the efforts of the Non-Formal of Education Division (NFED) of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, illiterates not only became literate, they could also survive on their own through what they learnt as Income Generating Activities. They were given a chance to provide for themselves.