RILADEP (Rural Integrated Literacy And Development Programme) is a registered NGO (Non-Governmental Organization), previously known as KOLADEP (Konkomba Literacy And Development Programme), but later changed to RILADEP. RILADEP’s Head Office is situated in Saboba Northern Region with its operations in some parts of Volta and Brong Ahafo Regions. RILADEP has been in operation for about fifty (50) years.

RILADEP, formally KOLADEP started work on the translation of the English Bible into the Konkomba language (Likpakpaaln) in 1962 by Mary Steele of the Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible translation (GILLBT). Margaret Langdon joined Mary Steele in 1976 to help with the Literacy work for five years, till 1981. Both Margaret and Mary are expatriates from SIL, UK. Following the first translation of the New Testament of the Bible, literacy work was introduced to enable the Konkomba people to begin to read the translation that had been carried out. With growing interest in literacy, classes spread rapidly and management of Konkomba Literacy project was handed over to the national staff in 1981, when Margaret Langdon left to go to Burkina Faso, though GILLBT continued to supply some literature and technical support. In August 1994, KOLADEP was registered as an independent Non- Governmental Organization and a limited liability company. KOLADEP is now therefore an independent development organization with complete self-management with collaboration and support from GILLBT. In 1997, the growing need to address issues of development resulted in the re-designation of KOLADEP. To make the literacy programme more functional by addressing the development needs to integrate non-Konkomba members in the Konkomba communities. Hence, the current name, Rural Integrated Literacy and Development Programme (RILADEP). The official change of name occurred on 9th July, 1999. It should be noted that there has been integration of the other non-Konkomba groups such as Moshi, Mamprusi, Ewe, Dagomba, Bimoba and other ethnic groups living within its catchment area.

Our Vision

A sustainable organization working in partnership with other development agencies in communities that are healthy, well educated, spiritually developed, and economically vibrant, in a sound and peaceful environment.

Our Mission 

To improve the living standards of the target population in literacy districts, through intensification and expansion of functional literacy drives, promotion of income generating activities, environmental protection and spiritual development
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