All stories about Literacy
Iraq: One hundred text messages she can read and write April 9, 2012
The noise was deafening. I had asked a simple question — “How has the WAI programme changed your life?” — and everyone had an answer. I didn’t know what to focus on. Spoons clinked in tea glasses and the women never stopped talking.
Iraq: Literacy class graduation in Basra April 21, 2011
Graduates of Mercy Corps' literacy programme in Basra, Iraq, proudly holding their certificates.
Iraq: Literacy builds confidence for women in southern Iraq February 24, 2011
India: The beginning of learning more October 26, 2010
When I was in Assam last month visiting with women in our literacy programmes, I heard the same sentiment over and over again: the women want to learn more now. Some want to learn English or develop their abilities in their native Assamese — but mostly they have gained confidence in their