The Anba Moussa Al-Aswad Association (ANBA) works to improve health and education for youth and adults in Upper Egypt. Through courses that teach reading, writing, and math, women and girls who did not attend school can receive a formal education. With literacy and micro-enterprise activities integrated into the curriculum, learners find sustainable solutions to community challenges and discover improvements in their own socio health.
In Egypt more than 12 million people cannot read or write - nearly 28% of the total population. This problem is more acute in slum and rural areas. Poor quality of education, poverty and the high costs of education contribute to the problem of illiteracy in Egypt. Young girls and women and are most affected from lack of the literacy programs due to gender and cultural limitations.
Key Objectives for the ANBA project:
1. Improve participant education levels through literacy classes for women, young girls and children
2. Raise awareness of reproductive health rights among teens and girls.
3. Improve womens' livelihood through participant income generation (microenterprise).
The Girls and Women's Health Literacy project will increase knowledge and skills of 200 women in 2 communities. ANBA's aim is to increase young women and girls in accordance with Goal 3 (Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women) of the Millennium Development goals and objectives.
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