Improving Literacy in the neighborhood
Imagine what life would be like if you could not read or write. You cannot send a text to someone, or e-mail a friend, not even a letter to grandma. You cannot search for information on Google, you cannot use a phone. Imagine.
Teach local widows and single moms to read and write
Within a 2km radius around the orphanage, there are about 120 widows and single moms, many who cannot read. We have just launched our reading program to our first group of 10 single mothers. Research has shown that mothers who are able to read have a much better chance of raising healthy children, and build a life for themselves. Read some of their stories.
In December 2022, we opened our Learning Centre at the Grace Orphanage site. For 3 mornings a week while our orphans are away at school, local widows and their children receive:
- instruction on reading and writing
- a nutritious meal
- business training and help to develop a business plan
- companionship with other women of the area
- the program will complete with a micro loan to help start her own business
The annual cost for this project is $7,500 which will pay for 2 part-time teachers, support staff and food. Please Donate now to help us give the gift of reading.