Help Women Learn to Read and Write in Uganda

by Volunteer Action Network
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Help Women Learn to Read and Write in Uganda
Help Women Learn to Read and Write in Uganda
Help Women Learn to Read and Write in Uganda
Mary Learnt to write her name
Mary Learnt to write her name

Thank you for opening our eyes now we leave in a whole new world! your generos contribution have supported us to change our lives. 

“Before I joined the literacy program I was experiencing domestic violence at home, one of the many causes I discovered was poor communication and misinterpretation of basic facts which I dint have any idea, we were arguing with my husband and my family members a lot. The deepest pain I had was my inability to support my children with their school homework and challenges related to making daily losses with my small business". Said Mary

280 women have cpompleted their 8 month adult literacy training and bellow they are key otcomes among the participants.

  • Reduced GBV in families 
  • Shared responsibility among men and women
  • Improved savings skills
  • Increased respect by women on for their spouses
  • Improved governance at household level
  • Improved writing skills
  • Ability to express themselves 
  • Increased tolerance by learned women
  • Improved social relations
  • Better conflict resolutions
  • Increased participation and inclusiveness.

Women like Mary are the reason why adult literacy program is important because the benefits lift the entire community. 

We have achieved this together and we  are committed to continuing training more women  literacy skills. Consider giving a monthly gift of  $50 to train 10 women in Uganda 

Thank you 

Volnteer Action network Team 

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Women learning how to read and write
Women learning how to read and write

Women continue to learn and improve on their literacy skills. 502 women are currently learning and continuing to improve, most recently with the business skills and record keeping in our Literacy Learning Center.

The women are now learning how to start getting educational and bbusiness materials from the literacy training . Women and instructors are grateful for the continued support.

We are truly grateful for your generosity. Every dollar donated makes an impact on women's' education. We warmly invite you to consider setting up a recurring donation to continue girls' education if you haven't already done so. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.


With great appreciation,

Bukenya and VACNET Team

Rose keeping Record for her business
Rose keeping Record for her business

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Eunice
Eunice

You can make a huge difference by investing as low as $50 it can help change someone’s life together with her family.

Meet Eunice a mother of 3 who formally was illiterate and had no source of livelihood. Her joining int the microloan program not only provided her the opportunity to get microloan but also gave her a chance to join the adult literacy training that has changed her life priorities

“ The most important benefit is that feels confident and proud of me, my ability to express my ideas is something I never expected but after learning how to read and write I can manage my business better and I want to give all my children the opportunity to go to a school that’s why I invested my savings in buying a solar panel that can provide lighting to facilitate my children’s education I know they will change our community in future”

Women like Eunice is the reason why microloans and women’s empowerment is important because the benefits lift the entire community.

We are committed to continuing to support women with all the tools they need to achieve self- reliance and we cannot do it without you. Consider giving a gift of $50 to women in Uganda 

Thank you learn more about our work at www.vacnetwork.org

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Rose
Rose

Our adult literacy program in Nwoya district Uganda teaches 156 women how to read and write and build leadership skills. We want these women to raise their voices in their communities and understand that they have a right to be heard. Poverty often impacts women and their children the hardest so it’s only right that they have a say and take part in solving these challenges.

We know that this program is important for several reasons. If a woman does not know how to read and write it limits her ability to run a business, or help her children with school work, or even understand a prescription from the doctor. Women in Uganda have a lot of responsibilities within their family but family life is only part of the story. We’d like to see more female politicians and more businesswomen as well. Literacy is the key to achieving that equality. 

We’ve seen lots of success with the adult literacy program but we know that we must also help young girls in order to find long term solutions to poverty. That’s why we started our healthy periods of initiative that helps young girls go to school and stay in school. 

“It is not enough for women to sit in the council and sign attendance list true change will only come if we can speak our voices loud and VacNet- has given us the tools-to-day” - Rose, Chairperson

Together with you, we continue to impact women’s lives directly through our adult literacy program that you support. We believe you will continue to support us to continue this wonderful journey of supporting women to walk their way by themselves your generous donation makes this possible.

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Mary Learning to write her name
Mary Learning to write her name

Mary is 35 years old married with 4 children, she joined the literacy learning program in 2019 together with 350 new participants who enrolled in 2 learning centers of Koch Lii and Pagak. 

"Before I joined the literacy program I was experiencing domestic violence at home, one of the many causes I discovered was poor communication and misinterpretation of basic facts which I dint have any idea, we were arguing with my husband and my family members a lot. The deepest pain I had was my inability to support my children with their school homework and challenges related to making daily losses with my small business". Said Mary

After completing the first phase of adult literacy learning she can communicate well, and able to bargain with her customers, and she is taking daily bookkeeping with her business something that has boosted her business and indirectly boosted her self esteem and helped her discover her voice.

Moving forward, we need your help to continue providing opportunities and resources to women. Please consider donating to give women a life-changing opportunity ensuring the fight for equality, dignity, and justice continues.

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Volunteer Action Network

Location: Gulu - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Bukenya Muusa
Gulu, Uganda
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