Adult literacy

The chance of education at every level is very highly valued by people in Rwanda. Many people cannot access courses due to the costs involved, the adult literacy rate is high, particularly among women and the education of large numbers of people was disrupted by the events of 1994.

Our classes are provided free of charge and local leaders encourage the poorest people to attend. For many, it is their first experience of school.

To date we have held 4 classes lasting for 9 months each for mainly women students. The classes are in huge demand. 87 local people can now read and write at a basic level. The majority of the students have children in the school and they bring their young children and babies to the class with them.

We are now registered in the national programme for Literacy and we have received course books from the Ministry of Education.

In the past, many of the men and women, upon completing the literacy course, have participated in other training opportunities at Meg Foundation, e.g. jewellery making , tailoring and basket-making and they are now able to earn some money to feed themselves and their children.

Immaculée, our Nursery 1 assistant also graduated with her certificate in 2008 and now enjoys reading stories to the children, which is a delight to see.

Meg Fletcher, 2014

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