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Former Jamaican ‘Gangster’ Says Literacy May Be the Best Way to Fight Crime

“I wanted to become a badman. That was my dream.”

This story is part of an ongoing campaign called the Alphabet of Illiteracy. By using letters themselves—the foundation of reading and writing—Project Literacy examines the ways illiteracy underpins some of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Below, we explore the letter B for “bloodshed.”

Lurene Wright teaches a Jamaican Foundation for Life Long Learning class. Photo Courtesy of Rebekah Kebede

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