Why this Blog? Why does Literacy Matter? The Cultural Context
How would you cope if you couldn’t read or write? See What if you suddenly couldn’t read or write? to understand the daily challenges facing those living with illiteracy
Read 10 Ways Literacy makes a difference here: Literacy Changes Lives
See my latest literacy posts for August here: Heat and Dust
See more on our work in this online booklet Scenes from the Circles
Why this Blog?
Read more in Literacy Circles in Action
Women’sLiteracySudan opens a window onto the remarkable lives of the women attending the community literacy circles of Women’s Education Partnership in Khartoum and hopes to share with and learn from others in the fields of women’s community literacy and empowerment.
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Discussing annual household income and expenditure with a literacy participant as part of writing and numeracy skills.
The pages and Posts in this blog charter the pioneering community-building work of WEP’s Arabic literacy workers delivering REFLECT joint literacy and development programs to disadvantaged communities in Sudan. REFLECT is a community-driven approach to education and development where the wealth of knowledge and experience of local people are recognized as key to bringing about successful longterm change. Learn more about Community Literacy and REFLECT and see our Literacy Circles in Action
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Hajj Jusif Literacy Circle – our Country Director, Mrs Neimat Issha, admiring traditional food covers made by participants out of recycled plastic as part of numeracy and income generation skills
Woven food covers, “tabagas”, protecting trays of ramadan fast-breaking meals
Why does Literacy Matter?
The UN recognizes the urgent need for worldwide action on adult literacy and acknowledges that women throughout the world are disproportionally disadvantaged by illiteracy. REFLECT literacy and development programs have received UN recognition as effective and sustainable.
You can read about the life-changing impact of literacy programs on gender equality, health, mobility and livelihood here: Writing the Wrongs
How Literacy Empowers All Communities
United Nations International Literacy Day 2018 International Literacy Day
Read about UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Dr Leila Bashir, expert in REFLECT community literacy, explaining how human rights awareness is an integral part of community literacy work
Some Scenes from our Literacy Circles
El Fatih Literacy Circle, Khartoum
The Cultural Context
As well as discussing the challenges and achievements of our women’s Arabic community literacy work in my posts, I explore aspects of Sudanese cultural life which reflect the beauty and diversity of this fascinating country.
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