20.12.2017 - UNESCO Office in Juba

Aweil Literacy Centre Graduates Seventy Women

Seventy women literacy learners graduated in Aweil Town, South Sudan, on 18 December 2017 in the presence of Honourable Yournew Wol Kuot, Governor of Aweil State, Honourable Angelo Atak Akol, State Minister of General Education and Instruction, Aweil State, and DG Cesar Atem Banjo of the State MoGEI.

The graduates attended a one-year course in literacy and numeracy at the community learning centre that was renovated with support from UNESCO Juba Office.  The Aweil multi-purpose Community Learning Centre for Women is used as the venue for training of women in literacy and other skills.  Currently, the organisation, Literacy at the Well (LATW), is running the centre.

Mr. Sardar Umar Alam, UNESCO Country Representative and Head of Office, sent a goodwill message to the graduates, and it was read out on the occasion by Mr. William Japolo, Manager of LATW.  In his message, Mr. Alam congratulated the graduates, and encourages them to continue being role models for other women in their areas.  He also expressed his hope that the Centre will enrol many more women, young girls and men to its various training programmes, including literacy and numeracy.

UNESCO Juba Office renovated the CLC in Aweil and equipped it with chairs, desks, blackboards, and also fitted it with solar panels that allow it to have power to run some equipment and lighting for its evening classes.

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