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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.

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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. 


With $250, 30 Women attend  Literacy Classes Monthly. 

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