Women's Adult Literacy
Literacy is not merely about essential reading and writing skills; it is about providing individuals with the capabilities to understand their lives and social environment and equipping them with problem-solving skills. Literacy, therefore, is a foundation of human resources development and is critical to alleviating poverty.
Mode of Training
We provide basic training in adult literacy, business skills, child parenting, and nutrition to women at 24 learning centers in Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya, and Omoro District; the training is a component of our women's economic model; it is conducted for eight months to benefit 1,500 women annually, trained in essential reading, writing, and numeracy including child parenting, nutrition, and family planning.
Women attend classes twice a week for 8 months. Twelve rural instructors whom the government trained are recruited to teach women.
We have trained and graduated 6,230 women who completed both grades 1 and 2 . all learners by the time they finished; they learned how to read and write, their self-esteem and confidence, improved participation in community meetings, improved business, health, and preventable diseases among children reduced and a reduction in domestic violence due to improvement in communication skills.