In 2018, five of our staff recieved a week of training in literacy teaching with a progam called Alfalit.
On 25th of February 2019 we ran our first course. About 25 women from the community came to sign up for the classes which ran 3 times a week.
After a year of classes the participants were eligible to take a 5th grade class exam offered by the government. Those that passed received the equivalent of a 5th grade certificate! This is quite an achievement for women who have been illiterate their whole lives!
The program was repeated again in 2020. One new member was tired of going to the bank ATM and always having to rely on someone else to read her balance and withdraw her money for her. So she is comes to learn how to read it for herself!