Teach 30 Rwandan Women to Read, Write & Calculate

by Global Grassroots
Vetted
Dec 21, 2012

The 3rd graduation happened on December 11, 2012

The women waiting to receive their certificates
The women waiting to receive their certificates

Dear sir/ Madam,

Thank you for your great support.

We are excited to let you know that the third graduation of 20 women in our program happened on December 11, 2012.

In the previous report our students was about to start the last trimester, and now all the women successfull finished the program. They are now able to read, write, and calculate. Moreover, they now understand well how to exercise their rights, and they have enough knowledge about small business skills.

The most impressing thing is that all the students succeed well, and no one repeated the year. On the graduation day, the women read and wrote down in front of local leaders and other invitees. This was to test their knowlegde that enable them to receive the certificates. (See the photos)

The women gave testimonials about the impact of our program in their lives. Nyirangwabije Bellancille (on the photo) said:"before joining this literacy program  I was unable to direct myself as I could not read a road post. I used to ask my neighbor to read for me letters I recieve from my children. I feared participating in local meetings. I used to give more than required balance to my customers in my selling vegetables bussiness. Now, I have no more problems related to being illiterate. I even have my own bank account to save my money."

The following are the challenges that we have:

  • We are still unable to regularly pay the teachers' salaries.
  • We are still having shortfalls in our monthly operating costs such as buying chalks, books, etc
  • We are still renting the costumes of the dancing troop that helps us in fund raising.

The following are the plan we have for the following year:

  • We are now registering new students for our program.
  • On February 4, 2013 we will start our new academic year.
  • As usual, we will teach 20 adult women from our community
  • In the meanwhile, we will be buying teaching materials.

What do you think can be improved in our project program? Do you as well have illiterate adult women in your community?

Thank you again for your support to our program!

Nyirangwabije Bellancille giving her testimonial
Nyirangwabije Bellancille giving her testimonial
A woman writing on the flip chart
A woman writing on the flip chart
The woman reading
The woman reading
Leaders before giving the certificates to women
Leaders before giving the certificates to women
The women receiving a certificate from her teacher
The women receiving a certificate from her teacher
Certificate given by the Global Grassroots Manager
Certificate given by the Global Grassroots Manager
After all had received their certificates
After all had received their certificates
Leaders
Leaders' questions before delivering certificates
The women reading on their certificates
The women reading on their certificates
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Global Grassroots

Location: Portsmouth, NH - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globalgrassroots.org
Project Leader:
Gretchen Wallace
President and Founder
Hanover, NH United States

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