We will teach women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo how to read and write. Using these skills, they will participate in the reconstruction of their communities and establish peace in the DRC
Over 30 years of war has shattered the DRC as infrastructure, economy, and ability to provide basic services such as education. Once a woman learns to read and write in our program, she can run her own business, join a woman as cooperative and pass her literacy skills on to her children. We are helping women not just to live but to the thrive.
As seen on 60 Minutes, our program teaches women literacy and writing skills. Program graduates have become businesswomen, farmers and community leaders; supporting our conviction that stronger women build stronger nations.
Creating a literate society in the DRC is a way of engaging women in creating lasting change and stability within the country. If we can stabilize the women we serve, they can in turn help stabilize their communities and their countries.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Women for Women International Congo site
60 Minutes Coverage of our Program in the Congo