Cecilina, literacy class participant
Our literacy program resumed in February, with 57 women in the initial offering and additional women women joining weekly. The program includes two classes per week, child care for one child, materials and our amazing instructors are leading the instruction. The participants are also provided with lunch, tea, and refreshments; the children are given the opportunity to read books, colour, and play in a safe, structured environment, with many of the children encouraging their moms to attend because it is the only programming they receive.
Our goal is to serve 100 women this year, and we are well on our way! The WGEF literacy program is the most important opportunity we offer, many of our clients missed the chance to attend school and learning to read and write helps them with their businesses, helping their children with school work, and self esteem. The woman featured above is 61 years old, she did not know how to write her name, or read basic words. Our literacy program enabled her to achieve a basic level of literacy, and as important, the pride and sense of empowerment by having this knowledge.
Being literate and having access to education is not a privilege but a human right. Your contribution and support ensures that we are able to continue to provide this critical programming.
Thank you for your support!