action Action


Educating Mothers

Our education efforts in the community are not only limited to awareness-raising and supporting schooling for children.

We also support other initiatives. For example, pilot schemes have been launched in some communities to teach mothers basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Not only does this help empower the women themselves, but it also allows them to better help their children with homework and impress upon them that education is valued by their family and society.

However, there is a challenge here: whilst women are extremely interested in the programme, their heavy workloads mean that they often have no choice but to drop out.

We hope to
increase adult
literacy in the
communities
we work in

Courses
are often
oversubscribed

300

Women were reached by
these activities in 2016

600

Women expected to participate
throughout 2017 and 2018

Going forward, we are looking at how to structure the programme to be as accessible and successful as possible for all involved.