To provide Non-Formal Basic Education & Functional Literacy for rural women & teenage girls who have had little or no schooling & empower them to have more control over their lives and a more powerful voice in their community. Focus on villages in Bombali & Koinadugu, two of the poorest districts.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1091516)
As a result of conflict, poverty, early pregnancy or parental discrimination >90% of rural women in Sierra Leone cannot read, write or count; they don‚Äôt know their rights and are vulnerable to exploitation & abuse. Everyday life is challenging ‚Äî growing food, understanding forms, signing their name or handling money are all difficult without education or training; having to care for others with little or no understanding of hygiene, childcare or family planning.
We will support learning circles in 15 villages with regular lessons/skills-training. A typical circle comprises 25-45 women & meets 3 times a week. It is run by a facilitator (local teacher), recruited, trained & managed by a trusted local partner. We provide equipment, stationery, light, and facilitators‚Äô allowances, and we work with partners to monitor & report on learners‚Äô progress with reading & writing, and their understanding of hygiene, nutrition, sexual health, legal rights, etc.
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