We are excited to share that centers have reopened! The government announced that schools would be closed for four months because of the cold season and the second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks. Although this is a very difficult situation, it also meant that students could safely attend the Women’s Empowerment Center.
Asmaan* is a 23-year-old English instructor at the Women’s Empowerment Center (WEC). She is excited to have the opportunity to teach her students English back to back! We are excited to see the progress she will make. The students are also learning about Transformational Community Development, which includes health lessons one day a week.
English class and Health lessons are also going well at the Women’s Empowerment Center—East (WEC2). We were able to distribute notebooks, pens, soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes for each of the participants, and the women and students were so grateful.
We are also working to empower all of the girls physically. They now have a volleyball team and play inside the school yard. We encouraged them to be active when we started WEC2. We bought them a ball and also gave the students support by cheering them on!
Traditionally, the people did not allow their daughters to attend English class and play sports. WEC2 is bringing about change (transformation) in this and the surrounding communities.
The winter season is the best time for the girls to come to the center because the schools are closed. They are passionate about coming to WEC2 every day to learn English. They love learning TCD lessons about sustainability, community ownership, and hygiene.
We are excited to see the growth in all of these students. Thank you for all of your support! It is because of you that we are able to reach the people in this community!
*For purposes of safety and wellbeing, “Asmaan” is a pseudonym for the individual involved with this project.