Women’s Global, in consult with Literacy Aid Uganda, a national program promoting literacy throughout Uganda, hasdeveloped a program that is effective and responsive to the needs of our clients. “When a woman learns to read andwrite, her whole world changes; possibilities and opportunities are created.”
As of August 2011, 400+ women have participated in our literacy program; 50 women sat for national exams in September 2010,with 100% passing the national literacy examination, receiving a certificate from the Ministry of Education. Our 2011 training began March 1 thru October, serving 100 women and 97 children. Our goal in 2012 is to increase capacity to 200 women.
In addition we are including child care for one child for participant. Often times this is the only structured program where children are able to participate in a reading and writing and play program.
Our literacy program is one of our most critical offerings; access to basic education is a human right, and the outcomes from providing women this opportunity has been meaningful, relevant and transformative. Women report they are now able to communicate with banking and other officials, help their children with homework, sign their name and communicate more effectively to their customers and peers. Attached is a letter from one of our clients expressing the importance of the program in her life.
Please continue to support this vital program in 2012! On behalf of the women we serve in post conflict northern Uganda, thank you.
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