Since this project began in 2000 more than 4500 women
have been trained including women from Darfur and the Nuba Mountains of
whom 2500 passed the government’s literacy examination. We are currently
Darfur is a place of great tragedy and suffering. But there, as
in other parts of Sudan, people, especially women, are eager to improve
their lot by learning to
read and write. In 2007, Together for Sudan trained a number of literacy
teachers in Darfur with a view to starting up literacy classes, with
initial funding from Refugees International Japan.
Thirty teachers were trained last spring under a grant from the British
Embassy. 20 classes began work in the areas around the Three Towns, with
funding from Refugees International Japan, but two have folded. Only 8 of
the teachers trained last year succeeded in setting up a class: the
others are staffed by more experienced teachers. Each class started with
at least 20 students. In November monitors found over 400 students at
the 19 classes. We are discussing possible refresher training for the
Monitoring visits continue as planned and an interim report has been sent to RIJ.
gathered for a literacy class
Together for sudan has aspirations to extend it's literacy program to South Sudan where there is much need for literacy. Funding is currently required to initiate this project.
As things stand the priority for literacy training is in the Khartoum area.