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Mobile Literacy is hugely popular as a class and one of the most effective ways to engage people in literacy learning. It encourages students to do more language practice and sustained practice beyond the length of the course. 2017 was a successful year with 519 women and girls attending 15 classes. New classes will be starting soon now warmer weather is starting in the country which makes it easier for students to get to class.
Here is a story showing the impact of the class:Latifa had this to say, "I am a seventeen-year-old girl. I was a student of mobile literacy class in 2017. I live in a place where fewer people pay attention to the women's education. Therefore, most of the women in our village are illiterate and are housewives. I was like them. My family did not like me to go to school although I was at the age that I must learn literacy. I was allowed to learn Arabic. The school where the mobile literacy classes were running was in the neighborhood. I wanted to attend school, and I shared that with my Arabic teacher. She was happy to hear this and said women have the right to educate themselves. She came to our house and talked with my elders. They were convinced and after few days I was registered in the mobile literacy class.
This class was a golden opportunity for me because I have learned many things. I started with the alphabet. My level of education and knowledge has improved. I have learned about my rights and know my position in the society and in my family. I learned to find good friends. I learned to communicate with the girls of my age. I have come to believe that women can improve society and their country and women are very important because they play a role in every man's life. Right now I am attending literacy class grade 5th in AIL. And I am planning to attend regular school in one and half months when it starts. I thank Prof. Sakena Yacoobi who has made us awake and provided us this opportunity."
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AIL is working towards SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all