Students during class
Greetings from London and Kabul,
Yet another winter has passed, and Afghans started the spring with a nationwide Nowroz (New Year) festival in March with a lot of renewed hopes and dreams. For the past few months, since the last update, so much has happened for 100 Mothers Literacy Program.
The project was marked as “retired” for a brief time. The reason we requested the GlobalGiving foundation to mark it retired was because we were in the verge of figuring out a lot of issues. We were not offering any classes. Therefore, it was only reasonable not to accept donations; I apologize if some of you may have visited the page. However, we have decided to continue to operate like a small scale, community level informal project until we have the capacity and resources to expand our horizons.
We have identified fifteen highly committed women, most of whom have moved from villages to a suburban Kabul, who were interested in the literacy courses. The classes for these women commenced on 3rd April 2011. This literacy curriculum is designed in such a way that their studies for over a period of three years will be equivalent to sixth grade in Afghanistan.
Moreover, one of my former professors at Methodist University, Dr. Spence Davis, will bike across America this summer in support of 100 Mothers Literacy Program. Dr. Davis plans to begin his journey May 12, 2011. He will begin his journey from the Mad River Beach in Arcata, Calif. Cycling an average of 80 miles per day, he will travel through northern California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina. He estimates that he will complete the trip from California to North Carolina in approximately two months. This is his website: www.spencesbiketrip.com.
Thank you for your continuous support, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any comments and ideas.