26.06.2012 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

New video: Senegalese women rewrite their future

Two women of the Sowame village preparing their lesson before class © UNESCO/Anne Müller

The Sowame village of about 500 inhabitants is one of the first villages in Senegal to benefit from a new literacy partnership between UNESCO and the multinational firm Procter & Gamble.

Under the slogan “Rewrite the future”, the two year project aims to educate about 40,000 girls and women aged between 15 to 55 in seven different regions of Senegal.

The first phase

The literacy class in Sowame is among the first 100 classes launched in May 2012 as part of the project. This is the first phase.

The major part of the project is to reach out to girls and women through mobile phones and internet, an innovative form of learning undertaken in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education in Senegal and non-governmental organizations.



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