WGEP helps women support their daughters in school by providing them with adult literacy classes. This program began in Kenya, where mothers asked to receive literacy training in order to serve as better role models for their daughters and to improve their own circumstances by learning to read. Women have embraced this often-painstaking process to demonstrate their serious commitment to the goals of the program, seeking to better their own lives as well as those of their daughters.
In addition to teaching literacy and numeracy, our women’s literacy workshops also address important issues facing women, including the performance of their children in school, and how to motivate and help them with their grades. The women also discuss the importance of community development and women’s leadership in their communities.
Since 2004, more than 2,000 adult women in Senegal and Kenya have participated in literacy training through WGEP’s Women’s Literacy program.