Help Women Learn to Read and Write in Uganda

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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

Project Report | Jul 2, 2019
Reading and Writing changed my whole world

By Bukenya Muusa | Project Leader

Learning to write
Learning to write

Frida got her first opportunity to learn how to read and write at age 42. She is married with 5 children all go to school but without her support when it comes to doing their daily homework, her biggest contribution is to pay school fees but it has been so painful that she cannot track the progress of their performance in class.

 “Before I joined the literacy program I had to sign using my thumbprint, people always think you are ignorant, and others want to take advantage over you it feels good knowing how to read and write” ---Frida-- Nwoya.

This year 2019 we have enrolled a new class of 155 new participants who are divided into two learning classes. Enrollment is open to all women who missed out the opportunity to learn how to read and write. Instructors are selected from trained and certified Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) Program an initiative by the Government of Uganda to train local language instructors. For those 155 female participants (direct beneficiaries) in Nwoya District, the average family size is seven. Thus, there are additional 1,085 family members (indirect beneficiary’s men, women, and children) to be impacted.

The Learners that you supported are provided with learning materials, in a renewed effort to diversify the scope of the Women’s Literacy Program (WALP), we shall implement a three-month assessment period following the eight-month instruction period to assess community impact. Through surveys, we hope to measure the connection between literacy and the physical, psychological health of participants and their family’s health and wellness. By providing 155 women with the opportunity to learn to read and write, it opens up numerous opportunities for women that would not otherwise be possible. Such as improved social communication, increased confidence and self-esteem, increased participation in other social programs and community engagement.

“Knowing how to read and write has changed my life. No one can cheat me now. My business selling vegetables at the main market has grown because I can keep a good track record of my money”—Frida- Nwoya

Access to basic education is a human right; together we want to ensure women have the opportunity to learn basic skills in order to live a dignified and productive life while determining life outcomes. With your support, we are confident and committed to continue extending this wonderful support to women it's their rights and we are lucky to contribute to their attainment

I can write and record
I can write and record


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Volunteer Action Network

Location: Gulu - Uganda
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Twitter: @VacNet_
Project Leader:
Bukenya Muusa
Gulu , Uganda

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