What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?
After having realized that an alarming percentage of the Somali women population are illiterate, we have decided to organize afternoon classes in all our schools in Banadir and Lower Shabelle Regions in Somalia for girls and women who are functionally or completely illiterate with the intent to enable them:
i. To read and write ( Somali)
ii. To do simple mathematical problems.
iii. To gain better understanding of women’s health – related issues such as STDs, HIV/AIDS, FGM, family planning, Safe pregnancy, good nutrition, etc.
Our greatest resource is the dedication of our teachers who resolved to serve the community as far as they can in education matters regardless of the insecurity and the economic hardship in the country at present.
In order for us to implement this worthwhile project. There are many priorities, but getting material, financial, technical and training assistance are of paramount importance.
It is obvious that it won’t be easy for us to put this project into operation all alone, and yet we are determined to make a success of it.
However, seeing the noble worthy work you have done in the globe, we do hope you would appreciate our intended campaign against women illiteracy and lend us a helping hand in this hour of need.
Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.
The principal of Aqoon-Bile Primary and Secondary School
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