For two years now, LITERACY has been on our minds. I started using the phrase “holistic literacy” last year as a way to describe a literacy that encompassed the whole of life.
- We provide several forms of literacy to our residential teen moms:
- they learn a skill in Skills for Life
- they learn parenting skills
- they learn household skills like cooking and budgeting
- they learn coping skills to recover from past trauma and deal with life in the slum
Skills for Life has been providing vocational skills – 40 girls learned a skill/trade in 2021.
But most of our girls have never been to school, or were only able to go for a couple of years. They can’t read, write, or do basic math.
Many of them don’t speak English at all, which excludes them from a lot of public life and job opportunities since it is the “1st language” of Uganda.
Girls who can read are computer illiterate because they have no access to the digital world. With more and more things going online, including government services, they are excluded, too.
That’s why we are SO excited that THIS WEEK our Basic Literacy Program has launched!
20 girls have started on a journey that will open up the world to them in ways they could never have imagined.
We are so grateful to Expat Money for raising the funds for this project and so proud and excited at what these girls will achieve.
Our computer lab project is up on DonorSee — it’s a big, ambitious project, but we believe it’s a vital part of our holistic literacy campaign. We won’t get shown to the wider DonorSee audience until we’ve reached 10% of our goal, so if you’d like to help us just click the button below.
THANK YOU for your continued support!