We are happy to announce that a few days ago we presented the awards for our ABC Diploma Project.
The ABC Project was created four months ago for those young girls who have never had the opportunity to go to school and have not much free time as they must help their parents by working in the fields or taking care of younger siblings and the house, given the poverty of their homes.
The project is designed so that in four months they are able to learn basic reading, writing, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication, using situations they meet each day in their own lives. The course is also consolidated with small workshops on sewing, personal hygiene, infant care, the preparation of various meals, excursions to the town hall to see the different offices and know where any particular bureaucratic matter is handled, how to complete applications, etc….
Eleven girls were able to complete the course. We started with more but not all could finish as some were getting married and others didn’t have enough free time.
As well as the diploma they received a little gift and the applause of all those present.
These 11 girls are an example of tenacity, of the wish to learn and are feeling very proud of what they have done. Their families who did not think them capable of studying, were surprised and applauded the courage of these young girls.
We had a very moving prize-giving ceremony in front of other women. The girls, happy but sad that the course had ended, asked us to organize more courses as they had learnt so much and their curiosity to learn even more has been awakened.
We are truly proud of these 11 girls who have left their illiteracy behind; what they have learned will help them in the very near future.
From the bottom of our hearts we thank all those people who have made it possible.