In March of 2011 our 4th literacy class began. We have 100+ women and 97 children participating this year. This program is critical to the women of the region who were unable to attend school, learning basic literacy skills, due to the long, brutal civil insurgency in northern Uganda. Many of our clients are formerly abducted women, who were forced to be sex slave, child soldiers, and LRA (Lords Resistance Army) 'wives'.
Understanding that language can be a very elitist activity, it is critical that women learn to read and write, creating a balance between those in power and authority and our clients. Our clients know that to be successful, independent and leaders in their communities they need to read and write in English (English is the formal language in Uganda). To conduct basic business transactions at the bank and with customers, it is vital that our clients have basic literacy skills.
Please help us continue this important and impactful program for women in Gulu, northern Uganda.
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